Special Seeds Arrive

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Special Seeds Arrive

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Some very special seeds arrived in the mail today (Tuesday June 11, 2013).  They are seeds from Green Legacy Hiroshima sent to us at Powell Gardens to grow up for planting at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence.  The seeds are from Atomic-bomb survivor  trees in Hiroshima collected last fall.  “It is with emotion … Read More

A rainbow of garden colors in this season of GREEN.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wow is Powell Gardens filled with vibrant flowers and foliage in this wonderfully lush season.  The 10″ of rain in May have quenched our drought and plants and responded with exuberance!  Here’s an overview of some of my favorites in the garden right now. This hypertufa container on the deck outside the Visitor Center’s Conservatory … Read More

Now in Season: Strawberries!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It’s strawberry time in the Heartland Harvest Garden! Visit now to sample the delicious fruits of the gardeners’ and volunteers’ labor at the Tasting Station and buy some (while supplies last) to take home. On Sunday at 1 p.m. Chef Terry Mille of Cowtown Cheesecake will prepare a strawberry soup as part of our Garden … Read More

Gardens abuzz with June classes

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June is a beautiful time in Powell Gardens and yours. This month we introduce an instructor who shares his passion for gardens that buzz with blooms and bees. Hal and the Missouri State Beekeepers Association Honey Queen share an observation hive at Powell Gardens. Hal Reidler is a passionate advocate for and a teacher of … Read More