While Visiting Big Bugs…

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While Visiting Big Bugs…

Friday, May 28, 2010

When Visiting Powell Gardens this Memorial Day Weekend for the Opening of Big Bugs be sure and meet one of the largest flowers in the botanical world “Big Bird” our Octopus Agave in the Visitor Center Conservatory. Late spring flowers are also at peak bloom around the gardens so be sure to stop and smell … Read More

Nourishing the body as well as the soul

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

If you’ve visited the Heartland Harvest Garden recently, you might have enjoyed nibbling on a sun-warmed strawberry at one of our tasting stations.  The delectable strawberries also will nourish those in need in local communities via the Society of St. Andrew, a grassroots hunger relief organization with regional headquarters in Kansas City. The faith-based nonprofit works to bridge the … Read More

Dave Rogers’ Big Bugs Invade Powell Gardens

Friday, May 21, 2010

Want a sneak peek into the operation to set up Big Bugs?  We’ve got it! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgBaAUBRrDs&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Get ready for an invasion of epic proportion as 11 dinosaur-sized bugs make their home at Powell Gardens from May 29 through Oct. 3.

Harvest Garden Promises a Productive Season

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The season of color and full foliage is upon us! The Heartland Harvest Garden shows promise with flowers, foliage and fruit galore. Here Purple-leaved ‘Grandpa Gourley’s’ heirloom peach sets off blue-flowering Walker’s Low Catmint at the top of the water stairs where the Insectaries Garden begins. The blue container of edible flowers and foliage deliniates … Read More