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Suspended Animation

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yesterday was day number seven of gloomy skies and temperatures at least 15F degrees below normal. It stopped spring’s progress in its tracks and is making many flowers last a long time. At least it has not gotten cold enough to do much damage to any flowers or emerging vegetation. You can see on this … Read More

A Greenhouse Tour

Monday, March 21, 2011

Powell Gardens’ NINE greenhouses are in full swing of production for the 2011 growing season. A quarter million plants are in production now; 240 varieties for the spring gardens, 600 varieties for the summer gardens and 420 varieties for the Spring Plant Sale! Golden Ranunculus or Persian Buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus) in Greenhouse #6 grabbed my … Read More

Spring Conservatory Display 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Our Spring Conservatory Display opened to the public on Saturday, March 12. Orchids steal the show as usual but look for Begonias and other spring flowers and colorful tropical plants from all colors of the rainbow. Fairy houses are a hot gardening trend and 33 custom made in house styles are set in the flower-filled indoor … Read More

What Zone Are We?

Friday, March 11, 2011

I’m often asked what zone are we: referring to the USDA winter hardiness zone map. The hardiness zone map links areas together that have, on average, similar winter low temperatures. They are broken down into 10F degree intervals; 5F degrees into sub zones a & b. Most plants are given a hardiness zone rating to … Read More

Build a Fairy House

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Invite the magical “wee folk” of the world into your garden this spring with your very own fairy house. You’ll find all kinds of inspiration for your project at Powell Gardens starting Saturday, March 12, when Enchanted Garden: Orchids, Begonias & Fairy Houses opens in the conservatory. Carpets of thyme, a feather awning, a pinecone … Read More