Colors of the Late Fall Garden

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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

Epitaph to a Tree?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The little green menace has now been found in Greater Kansas City!  Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tiny beetle from Northeastern Asia, has been confirmed in Platte and Wyandotte counties. What’s the big deal? EAB kills all Ash trees and thus all the wild creatures dependent upon them. There are four species of Ash tree native to Missouri and Kansas … Read More

A Pageant of Fall Colors

Friday, October 19, 2012

We are thrilled to report that the fall leaf colors this season have beat expectations! The rains from Isaac and cool nights have combined to revive plants enough to put on a beautiful display in the gardens. I was busy capturing images of the spectacle early in the week and asked horticulture staff to report any beauties I … Read More

Fall Fruit & ‘Berried’ Treasures

Friday, October 12, 2012

We had a hard freeze at Powell Gardens–down to 29 F! Tender flowers have now given way to those hardy flowers and fruit of fall that are oblivious to the tribulations of Jack Frost. Here’s a look at some of the gardens’ plants with ornamental fruit that add color and seasonal charm to our garden in … Read More

Experience the Harvest

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor Show will be the highlight of this weekend at Powell Gardens. A widespread frost or freeze also looms but we are still not under a freeze watch on this side of the state line. The Heartland Harvest Garden staff are busy preparing the harvest for the visitors to experience the bounty of the garden … Read More