(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: 8/12/15

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: 8/12/15

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A few scenes from Powell Gardens on this beautiful day: The Meadow Pavilion The Island Garden Sean Kenney’s LEGO brick eagle.

Booms and Blooms 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Booms and Blooms attracted almost 7,000 visitors to Powell Gardens on Friday night, July 3rd.  It was fulfilling to see so many folks enjoying the grounds and landscape — it was a perfect day with sunshine and moderate temperatures. I couldn’t help but think that our “natural” landscape was working. People were enjoying the lawns … Read More

Garden Glory in a Rainy Season

Friday, June 5, 2015

And the rain, rain, rain; came down, down, down … seems I recall that line from a classic Winnie the Pooh episode. Precipitation fell 22 days in May for a total of 8.5 inches of rain at Powell Gardens weather station and  we know we were on the low-end of rainfall amounts in the region. … Read More

A Sweet Spring

Friday, May 15, 2015

Greater Kansas City’s normally manic-depressive climate has acted more like the Pacific Northwest or England this spring with quite consistent moderate temperatures and rainfall.  Flowers from annuals and bulbs to flowers on shrubs and trees have never lasted so long! Above are some new perennials in our trial beds: white ‘Snowcap’ Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) surrounded … Read More


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hanami or “flower viewing” is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers — mainly flowering cherry trees that they call “sakura.” It’s a custom I have always admired and have made time to experience the sublime flowering of springtime trees that bloom before they leaf out or are “foliated” in flowers … Read More