Meet the Staff: Garden Interpreter Barbara Fetchenhier

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Meet the Staff: Garden Interpreter Barbara Fetchenhier

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If you’ve visited the Heartland Harvest Garden during the past year, chances are you may have tasted some of the wonderfully creative concoctions developed by Garden Interpreter Barbara Fetchenhier. As the interpreter for the Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation’s largest edible landscape, Barbara shares her passion and enthusiasm for growing edibles with visitors through informal … Read More

Busy and Beautiful Birds of the Winter Garden

Friday, January 25, 2013

Nothing enlivens the winter garden more than its bird-life.  If you’ve never taken time to watch their busy activities and observe their beautiful plumage, now is the best time to do so as they are easily attracted to feeding stations for an up close and personal look.  Powell Gardens’ Visitor Center is a great place to observe a marvelous diversity of birds, … Read More

Midwinter Moments in the Greenhouses

Friday, January 18, 2013

I wanted to do a blog to show what’s going on in midwinter at Powell Gardens. Sort of like the “Day in the Life” photographic journals. I thought I would start at the greenhouses so headed down to capture what was going on. It’s a bee hive of activity, producing plants for the 2013 season and … Read More

Winter Garden Workhorse: Switchcane

Monday, January 14, 2013

Switchcane (Arundinaria gigantea) is the only species of bamboo native to Missouri & Kansas and is a very underutilized evergreen shrub. Yes. this grass has woody perennial stems so is classified as a shrub! It is such a garden workhorse: providing screening year round in full sun or shade. Here’s an image of Switchcane at … Read More