Spring Plant Sale 2010

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Spring Plant Sale 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Eric Perrette (Senior Gardener, Greenhouse Production) shows off his “graduating class” of perennials moments before they are moved from our greenhouses and transported to our plant sale tent in the Powell Gardens visitor center parking lot. This year’s crop of plants looks as good as ever and kudos to Horticulturist Donna Covell in charge of … Read More

Auction Items are shaping up!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Under a Blue Moon Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction is drawing near. Little seedlings are planted and watered with care for our anticipated night out under the stars. We’ve staked the site, tasted the menu, ordered and sorted. We’ve been sharing with you the fun and fantastic Garden experiences and auction items you’ll have … Read More

Flowering Beauties that Bear Fruit

Friday, April 16, 2010

Powell Gardens’ Heartland Harvest Garden was ablaze with flowering trees and shrubs just like the rest of the grounds but these flowers will reward us this summer with delectable fruit! Please consider these beauties as part of your edible landscaping plans!

Byron Shutz Nature Trail Hike

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunday afternoon (April 11, 2010) was a glorious day for our scheduled monthly Byron Shutz Nature Trail guided nature hikes. It ‘s hard to believe that our March hike was cancelled due to 8″ of snow! Participant Linda K. Williams took all the images for this blog. Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) and Toadshade Trilliums (Trillium … Read More

From 2 Weeks Behind to Back on Track

Friday, April 9, 2010

The long relentless winter got spring off to a slow start at Powell Gardens and in the Kansas City region. We were running as much as three weeks behind on bloom time of some plants but with recent summer-like warmth we now have plants blooming right on their “average bloom date” schedule! Royal Crown Magnolia … Read More