The Importance of Plants in our Lives

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The Importance of Plants in our Lives

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is next week and the New Year not far behind. In thinking about a timely blog topic, the typical holiday plants come to mind: evergreen Christmas trees, poinsettia, holly, and mistletoe to name a few. These plants sure help make this season bright, especially as we get so close to the … Read More

A Marcescent Late Fall

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I’m sure you have noticed that many more trees than usual have kept their withered leaves this year.  Yes, there is a botanical term for this: marcescent!  We had a most beautiful fall but before some trees turned fall color and dropped their leaves we had a deep freeze.  In fact, we recorded the coldest … Read More

We’re Thankful for our Volunteers

Monday, December 2, 2013

Learn something new, meet friends, have fun, make a difference.  This is the motto and mission of the Powell Gardens Volunteer Department and what, I believe, our volunteer team does on a daily basis. Why do folks volunteer?  People volunteer for a lot of different reasons and there is no right or wrong answer.  But … Read More