Enjoy Early Spring Blooms, Butterflies and Kites this Saturday at Powell Gardens!

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Enjoy Early Spring Blooms, Butterflies and Kites this Saturday at Powell Gardens!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Photo by Breanne Wasinger  To celebrate the addition of Paper Kite butterflies to Powell Gardens’ Spring Butterfly Exhibit, we have invited the Kansas City Kite Club to the Gardens this Saturday, March 19, to fly some of their spectacular kites. Photo courtesy of Sean Beaver Kites like the one above will be soaring over the … Read More

It’s a Jungle Out Here: Meet the Morphos

Friday, March 11, 2016

Our second annual Out of the Blue spring butterfly display opens to the public Saturday (March 12th). The conservatory has been transformed into a warm and humid jungle, lush with tropical plants along with some seasonal colorful flowers. The conservatory as jungle today! Below are some of the beautiful plants you will encounter: ‘Del Mar’ … Read More

Five Edibles to Plant When Time and Space Are Limited

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Planning a vegetable garden but you’re limited on time and space? Heartland Harvest Garden Interpreter Barbara Fetchenhier can help! Here are her top five edibles to plant for a relatively low maintenance garden that requires minimal space: Tomatoes Who doesn’t love a fresh tomato from the garden? Plant cherry or full-sized tomatoes. They are easy … Read More

Tree Championship in Greater Kansas City

Friday, March 4, 2016

  A list of the champion trees of Greater Kansas City dates back to 1955 when the late Stanley R. McClane, landscaping superintendent for the J.C. Nichols Company made the first survey. The list designated the largest known example of well over 100 species and varieties of trees in Jackson, Clay, Wyandotte and Johnson counties. … Read More