Tree Championship in Greater Kansas City

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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

February: Garden Reminiscence Becomes Anticipation

Friday, February 5, 2016

Wintertime in the temperate world is when our gardens rest and the time for a gardener to do the same. We reflect upon the past season while dreaming, planning and ordering for the coming year. May you all reminisce on special moments in your and others’ gardens from 2015 and dream up wonderful new plans … Read More

Using the Force: Forcing Blooms in Winter

Monday, January 25, 2016

1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31 If you are like me, your green thumb is itching for spring. Forcing bulbs and branches to bloom indoors during winter is a favorite hobby of avid gardeners but takes planning especially when it comes to bulbs. Long periods of chilling followed by two to three … Read More

Somewhere, over the Rainbow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Powell Gardens lost a beloved friend last week: Doctor Norlan Henderson passed away peacefully at age 100. It would be fitting to write some witty pun, for “Doc” loved puns, and with an IQ of 180 he had no shortage of wit. He served on the original board of Powell Gardens and had shared so … Read More