‘Holly’wood at Powell Gardens

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‘Holly’wood at Powell Gardens

Friday, December 14, 2012

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly may be a popular song of the holidays but Powell Gardens is sure decked out in dazzling hollies right now. From the entrance at the Gatehouse to the Visitor Education Center landscape, Dogwood Walk, Island Garden, Rock & Waterfall Garden and Perennial Garden, you will find berry-filled hollies … Read More

Ornamental Attributes of a Winter Landscape

Friday, December 7, 2012

The winter landscape is upon us. Just two more weeks until the winter solstice and the official beginning of winter, but meteorological speaking, winter begins with December. The mild weather so far this season has made foliage and fruit hold well and many of our earliest blooming plants already start to flower! I like this image of the … Read More

Powell Gardens’ Poinsettias

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Poinsettias remain the premiere and most popular Christmas season plant we produce in our greenhouses. These beautiful plants are a native of Mexico but have been bred and selected by greenhouse growers into colors beyond the traditional red. They are challenging to produce because they must receive NO extra light as they bloom only in the short days of … Read More

Berried Trees Enliven the Late Fall Landscape

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jack Frost’s cousin Mr. Deep Freeze hit the gardens Sunday night. We reached a low of 20F at Powell Gardens (22F in the city at the Kauffman Memorial Garden) that ended the season for many of our fall flowers. Pansies, Violas, ornamental cabbages and kale weathered that well and fruiting plants are just as beautiful as … Read More

Flowers That Defy Jack Frost

Sunday, November 11, 2012

It’s early November and the weather was still mild (until today). We’ve had some short cold snaps and a few hard freezes but Indian Summer was here Friday and Saturday and after another brief cold snap early this week it will return again. YES, there are still many beautiful flowers at Powell Gardens. The fall … Read More