Reflecting on Redbuds

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Reflecting on Redbuds

Friday, March 30, 2012

The native Eastern Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) began blooming at Powell Gardens on March 19, 2012, and have held well through March 28 and into today.  They usually begin peak bloom around April 10 at Powell Gardens so this was an early event this year and it has been spectacular!  Redbuds reflect our spirit of place … Read More

A Peachy Keen Landscape

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Powell Gardens’ landscape will near its peak of spring this weekend, the earliest since 1987 from gardener’s recollections–certainly the earliest in the 16 springs I have lived here. The Daffodils/Narcissus have been simply spectacular and the early flowering trees have been a breath of fresh springtime colors dancing across the gardens. The Heartland Harvest … Read More

March Madness

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday was an absolutely perfect spring day with crystal blue skies and temperatures in the mid-60s.  Sunday brought an all day, soaking rain which we really needed and Monday brought summer and simply an EXPLOSION of flowers.  The calendar says mid-March but Mother Nature says it’s full blown SPRING!!! The Star Magnolias (Magnolia stellata) are already in full … Read More

Fabio returns!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Spring has sprung at Powell Gardens and the return of many of the garden’s birds are a sure sign of it.  One of the earliest birds to arrive each year are the Red-winged Blackbirds, which often return at the end of February whether there is snow on the ground or not. Last year, one particular … Read More