Preserving our Region’s Tree Legacy

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Preserving our Region’s Tree Legacy

Monday, September 30, 2013

Powell Gardens horticulture staff went on an expedition last week to collect some special tree seeds.  We went to private property in Henry County, Missouri (the county just below us here at Powell Gardens) because we had permission to collect seed there.  The seeds were from a special native population of our state tree the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).  … Read More

Stinky le Skunk Speaks: Behind the Scenes at Halloween Spooktacular

Monday, September 30, 2013

The kid in me really looks forward to October because it brings Powell Gardens’ Halloween Spooktacular. For two nights every October, we bring to life funny and fractured fairy tales penned by yours truly. Kids come in costume and collect candy along the way, making it a fun evening for families to enjoy together. [Photo … Read More

Meet Chef Craig Howard, Owner of Howard’s Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Today on the blog we meet Chef Craig Howard, Owner of Howard’s Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch, a one-of-a-kind market in Kansas City, Mo. Craig is coming to Powell Gardens on Sunday, September 15, as part of the Garden Chef Series. He will demonstrate a recipe featuring late-summer produce grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden. … Read More

Scarecrow Inspiration

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It still feels like the middle of summer, but scarecrow season is near. Here’s some inspiration for  the 2013 Scarecrow Building Competition at Powell Gardens! Kim Stone, one of our repeat contest winners over the years, has a great tutorial about her process featured in Country Gardens Magazine. Click the photo below for a step-by-step … Read More

Meet an Instructor: Lynn Soulier

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our talented and creative instructors are one of the amazing things about Powell Gardens. This month, meet Lynn Soulier, an instructor of a variety of healing classes including yoga, aromatherapy and herbal wellness. Lynn is an avid organic gardener and is president of Gardens of Delight: The Center for Natural Healing near Parkville, Mo. Along … Read More