Oaks, Our National Tree

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Oaks, Our National Tree

Friday, November 15, 2013

Oaks are the official national tree of United States of America and the dominant tree throughout Greater Kansas City.  They are considered the frame of civilized society– a whole book written on that subject: Oak: The Frame of Civilization by William Bryant Logan.  They are also the MOST important plant to the local web of life, providing … Read More

Holiday Sneak Peek: Powell Gardens’ Dazzling Poinsettias

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Alan Branhagen, Director of Horticulture, offers a glimpse inside the greenhouses where Powell Gardens’ poinsettia crops are thriving! These and other varieties will be part of our holiday display, which opens later this month. Enjoy!    

Thank You, Vaughn, for Your Years Educating Youth

Monday, November 11, 2013

It is with a joyful heart that we celebrate with Education Specialist Vaughn Owens as he retires from Powell Gardens at the end of this year. Vaughn has been with Powell Gardens since its early years, starting as a garden intern in 1990 when our visitor center was simply a refurbished farm manager’s building. He … Read More

The Spirit of Our Autumn Hues

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Homeowners choose trees for their landscape based on what ornamental attribute?  Hands down it is their fall color!  Our autumn weather is usually more settled and comfortable than springtime and people enjoy the getting outside and marveling at the fall hues of trees which are the most riotous colors in our landscape for sure. Our Parking Lot … Read More