Sunrise in a January Ice Fog

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Sunrise in a January Ice Fog

Friday, January 28, 2011

Whining about winter is a waste of time! This morning’s sunrise shrouded in ice fog and a wintry Powell Gardens’ landscape forced me to grab the camera and savor such a glorious experience. Moments like these are special and to be savored as part of our 525,600 minutes we’re lucky to enjoy each year. Sunrise … Read More

Winter Plants in the Perennial Garden

Friday, January 21, 2011

Powell Gardens received 8 inches of sparkling fresh, powdery snow overnight creating a clean insulating blanket of white over the gardens. Today’s crystal blue skies and peaceful atmosphere made a walk through the Perennial very special. Here’s what some of the “bones” of this delightful winter landscape look like now: A view from the south … Read More

Feather Your Nest

Friday, January 14, 2011

For the first time since the Powell Gardens conservatory opened to the public nearly 14 years ago in February 1997, our display inside it will focus outward! The massive floor to ceiling expanses of glass designed by Faye Jones – Maurice Jennings offer uninterrupted garden views outward and allow maximum light inward. Our “Feather Your … Read More

Winter Landscape Surprises

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The winter landscape at Powell Gardens embraces the spirit of the season with beautiful dried grasses, bare bones of deciduous shrubs and trees, an abundance of fruit and a diversity of evergreens in many shades beyond green. Some nifty smaller perennials and surprising seedlings have added to the wonder of the garden. I am always … Read More