Plugging Away towards Spring!

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Plugging Away towards Spring!

Friday, January 29, 2010

It is always a thrill to peek into Powell Gardens’ greenhouses at this time of year and see all the new life germinating for the new season. A look at all the seed plug trays, seed flats and pots is like a trip to your local hospital’s maternity ward. Here, baby ‘Flying Dragon’ Hardy Oranges … Read More

Where’s the Sun?

Friday, January 22, 2010

I believe we are on day 10 without sunshine at Powell Gardens and no prospects for sun until next Tuesday for a full 2 weeks of gray skies. It’s hard to recall winter blue skies this season. During the last week of December 2009 the waxing moon resides over the Edith Bogue Southern Magnolia on … Read More

State of the Garden

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Eric Tschanz recently reported on developments at the garden.  Many of these developments point to a spectacular 2010 with a new Youth Education building as well as improvements throughout the garden. Message from the President The nearly $9.3 million Heartland Harvest Garden opened as our nation’s largest edible landscape June 14.  Included in the price … Read More

Outdoor Classroom Targets Children

Friday, January 15, 2010

Grants Give Underserved Children an Outdoor Experience Proven to Help in the Classroom In 2009, officials at the Bank of America Foundation asked Powell Gardens to determine if there were needs to provide programming to children who attend schools serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) students.  To be considered LMI, a school must have more than 51 percent of its students on … Read More

Blessings of the Snow

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

With one of the snowiest spells on record in Greater Kansas City and the continual negative spin by most of the media, I thought it was time to talk about and show all the good things about snow in our landscape and gardens.* Snow is the “great white mulch” that insulates the ground and prevents … Read More