Dogwoods & Dinosaurs

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Dogwoods & Dinosaurs

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dogwoods and other unique spring flowering trees are coloring the grounds for quite a horticultural experience at Powell Gardens. If you are coming to see the dinosaurs these beauties will also grab your attention as they are some of the most beautiful of all flowering trees. Missouri’s State Tree the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) are … Read More

Peak of Spring in Flowers

Friday, April 15, 2011

Native redbuds and plums paint the landscape of Powell Gardens expressing that our spirit of place is at the peak of spring. This composition of our native Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) and Wildgoose Plum (Prunus munsoniana — one of 5 species of local wild plums) welcomes visitors to Powell Gardens just before the gatehouse. Often … Read More

Spring Has Sprung!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring has really sprung at Powell Gardens and the gardens are giddy with flowering flora. The sights and scents of the flowers are especially captivating after a winter without them in the landscape.   We had a freeze Wednesday morning (29F) and I thought our magnolias would be toast but they were just tight enough … Read More