Cure for the Great Tomato Famine of 2009

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Cure for the Great Tomato Famine of 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The cool, wet season over much of the Central and Northeastern United States is responsible for what tomato connoisseur’s are calling “the tomato famine of 2009.” Powell Gardens’ tomatoes got an early start in the greenhouse and have produced reasonably well in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Mark your calendar for this Saturday (August 22nd) to … Read More

Festival of Butterflies 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The butterfly breezeway greets visitors to our annual Festival of Butterflies — final weekend this Friday to Sunday, August 14-16. The breezeway is filled with wild Monarchs and other butterflies including all stages of a butterfly’s life cycle from eggs to caterpillars, chrysalis and adult butterflies. Children, parents and grandparents happily enter to find a … Read More

Butterflies and a Benevolent Season

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Powell Gardens’ annual Festival of Butterflies opens on Friday, August 7th at 9:00 a.m. Hundreds of butterflies shipped in as chrysalises are in flight in our conservatory including the spectacular tropical Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) below.Blue Morphos are still considered one of the world’s most beautiful butterflies. Their large size, buoyant flight and friendly nature … Read More

Heartland Harvest Garden Bounty

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Now that the summer solstice has passed and the long days of summer have provided abundant sunshine, the Heartland Harvest Garden’s bounty is coming into fruition. The staff’s masterful selection and care of this unprecedented array of edible plants in a public garden has really provided a remarkable and beautiful produce experience for our visitors. … Read More

Powell Gardens’ Plants for a Midsummer’s Evening Garden

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Midsummer evenings are a time when many of us sit outdoors and enjoy our gardens. Plants with white flowers or otherwise reflective (often bluish or golden) and variegated foliage really stands out as the light fades. Gardens themed around such plants are often called Evening Gardens. If you have participated in any of our Fridays … Read More