Winter Horticulture Notes

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Winter Horticulture Notes

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I thought I would share a few of the horticultural happenings at Powell Gardens.  What a cold January it has been with a low of -10F at Powell Gardens’s weather station.  This was the coldest reading in 3 years here, not decades.  This is the 4th time we have gotten to -10F in the past … Read More

Powell Gardens Dedicates a Work Day to Our Volunteers

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Staff at Powell Gardens know one thing for sure … we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers! We have asked so much, for so long, of so many volunteers, we decided it was time to give back a little. As a dedication to all of our volunteers, on a recent Saturday 13 of … Read More

Winter’s Subtle Beauty

Friday, January 10, 2014

Can you say fog?  The soupy air over melting snow has created an ethereal atmosphere in the Powell Gardens landscape today.  Love it or hate it, it is one of the seasonal experiences of our region and much of the Midwest. Here’s the path into the Shade Native area of the Perennial Garden during the … Read More

Meet An Instructor: David Bird of Bird’s Botanical

Monday, January 6, 2014

At Powell Gardens, we work with many talented, area professionals to bring you an exciting lineup of classes each season. This month, meet David Bird of Bird’s Botanical. Bird’s Botanical started as a home-based greenhouse dedicated to growing beautiful orchids. Now, located in a climate-controlled cave in the Interstate Underground Warehouse in Kansas City, David’s … Read More