Berrilicious Days in the Heartland Harvest Garden

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Berrilicious Days in the Heartland Harvest Garden

Friday, June 18, 2010

It’s soon to be Father’s Day weekend but Sunday is also Berry Berry Day! at Powell Gardens. If you want to see and taste everything from late ripening strawberries to red & black raspberries, dewberries, blackberries, blueberries and black, red and white currants a trip to Powell Gardens this weekend is sure to deliver. Volunteer … Read More

A Pre-Solstice Rainbow of Flowers

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The summer solstice (longest day of the year) looms and Powell Gardens is at unprecedented lush foliage and a rainbow of blooms. We are thankful for a third season of abundant rainfall which makes all the difference in the world. Enjoy the sampling of flowers from white through all the colors of the rainbow in … Read More

Where Does My Bread and Cereal Come From?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Our bread and cereal comes from GRASSES! As my Hortus Third A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada states about grasses: One of the largest families, the most important economically and the most widely distributed worldwide. The four big cereal grasses are currently nearing maturity in the Old Missouri — … Read More

Under A Blue Moon Requires All Hands On Deck

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It takes a big effort to pull off a large outdoor party like Under A Blue Moon.  Committees meet for many months in advance.  In fact, one first memorable planning session was in January with feet of snow hindering the roadways.  Yet, on that frigid day, four volunteers made their way to the garden to … Read More