Hubs and I sort of stumbled upon Powell Gardens in June of 2014.

Powell Gardens, Kingsville, Missouri

It’s a beautiful place, just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.

I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have, but here are some….

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One of two pots with a gorgeous Bromeliad at the entrance of the building. 

Variegated Giant Reed. Gorgeous!

This incredible variegated Giant Reed. Surprisingly, a lot of the plants in this garden came from a nursery that is local to me. I asked them about the reed, because I was interested in putting one in the yard. She told me it was a bad idea because they are very invasive and hard to keep in one spot. So I passed on the idea.

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There are a lot of statues there. I love them.

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You can see the island garden in the background of this photo.
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Such cute bear statues. Plus you can see the bridge that goes over to the island garden.
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A view of the island garden from across the lake. You can see the living wall on either side of the arbor. 
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A view of the chapel from across the lake. There have been many weddings here, and I can see why. 

The flowers are spectacular…

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This was the bluest flower I’ve ever seen. I’d say sorry for the crappy iPhone photo, but it’s probably my fault & not the phone’s.

Did I mention the oh-so-cool statues?

This statue is glorious.

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A giant barrel cactus. I can only imagine what it looks like when it blooms.

The following are what I believe are Coleus. They were in the greenhouse part of the building.

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One of my favorites!
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This one too! Oh heck, who am I kidding? I love them all!

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This concludes my little tour.  I hope you enjoyed the short visit.

I hope to go back again and see even more flowers in bloom!

 

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