Thank You, Vaughn, for Your Years Educating Youth

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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

Fall Color is at its Peak

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  It’s that time of the year when our deciduous trees and shrubs must shed their leaves for winter.  In so doing, they turn their true colors that were masked by their green chlorophyll during the growing season.  Different species and even different individual plants show a rainbow of colors now, from vibrant to drab.  Here’s a … Read More

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