October’s Garden Glory

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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