The Holiday Season’s Garden

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The Holiday Season’s Garden

Friday, December 2, 2011

Powell Gardens is brimming with flowers, foliage and fruit that make this season bright. The Conservatory and its Victorian-themed palate is full of unique Poinsettias and companion plants in a beautiful design by Horticulturist Anne Wildeboor you may want to try at home. Here Poinsettia ‘Winter Rose Marble’ & ‘Premium White’ is set off by … Read More

Colors of November

Monday, November 14, 2011

The low light of November creates some sublime scenes by intensifying the fall hues. A walk through Powell Gardens offers a prime finale of the fall season. 4p.m. light on the Perennial Garden makes the towering 2o year old Baldcypresses show off their fine fall color to a tee. What better time to sit at … Read More

October’s Garden Glory

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It is the peak of fall at Powell Gardens and there is still a bounty of flowers, foliage and produce throughout the gardens. Closed or Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) is one of the true blue flowers we can grow and a must-see in person each fall.  Who do you think pollinates such a unique flower?  The … Read More

Unfamiliar Flowers and Fruit of Fall

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Seven Sons tree (Heptacodium miconioides) has been blooming and attracting a wide array of butterflies this fall.  A Viceroy, the mimic of the Monarch, dines on the nectar-rich flowers.  Look for Sevens Sons near the Fountain Garden and in the Perennial Garden. Colchicums are also in bloom with there large autumnal flowers.  This clump is … Read More

A Halloween Tradition 25 Years in the Making

Monday, September 26, 2011

In 1986, Powell Gardens was in its infancy and Halloween Spooktacular was just one of several harvest-time events. Twenty-five years later, the event has become a treasured Halloween tradition for families across the region and we’re looking forward to celebrating its silver anniversary on Oct. 14 and 15. In the early years, registration was limited … Read More