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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

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

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

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