Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Plant Sale 2010

Eric Perrette (Senior Gardener, Greenhouse Production) shows off his "graduating class" of perennials moments before they are moved from our greenhouses and transported to our plant sale tent in the Powell Gardens visitor center parking lot. This year's crop of plants looks as good as ever and kudos to Horticulturist Donna Covell in charge of the whole project, along with Kellyn Register and Penny Hudson of the Greenhouse staff. Over 500 varieties of plants from herbs to annuals, vegetables, shrubs and perennials are produced in our greenhouses for the sale.

Baptisia 'Solar Flare Prairiblues' is a new hybrid of two Missouri native wild indigos and makes a stunning exclamation point in the perennial border.

The State Flower of Colorado the Colorado Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) is in full bloom and ready for sale.

New with huge, heat resistant flowers: Amelia Shasta Daisy is a child of the hugely popular and sturdy Becky Daisy. If you like daisies and live in our harsher climate, then this one is for you!
Big flower stalks are ready for full bloom on Hardy Bear's Breeches (Acanthus spinosus), one of the most dramatic perennials in our perennial garden for nearly 20 years.
Hope you enjoyed this brief preview and reminder of our Spring Plant Sale. Powell Gardens Friends Members can shop tonight as a preview from 5p.m. to 7p.m. The sale opens to the public at 9a.m. Saturday morning (until 5p.m.) and again on Sunday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. We sure hope to see you at this years sale. See our website for a complete listing of plants available at the sale.

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