Powell Gardens’ Poinsettias

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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

Colors of the Late Fall Garden

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November is the final month of fall so is considered “late fall” in gardening language. It is a very beautiful month in our heartland location with the last of the fall foliage colors, last of the season’s hardy flowers, and the most berry colorful month of the whole year. The colors of the tropics are … Read More