Fluttering Flowers
July 1, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Fluttering Flowers

Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
There are all sorts of places to see butterflies. Some botanical …

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Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky
July 15, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky

Butterfly Festival, Oak Grove, KentuckyThe 11th annual Oak Grove Butterfly Festival takes place at Valor Hall Conference & Event Center, 105 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, Kentucky, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 28, 2019.

A live release of more than 1000 butterflies is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Come and interact with live butterflies in their habitat in our Butterfly House, or let the Master Gardeners take you on a tour of the Butterfly Garden. Children will be able to make environmental arts and crafts projects for free.

Watch a family friendly stage show, take a ride on the train, or get your face painted. Have your portrait drawn by a caricature artist, and take a spin on the human gyroscope ride.

(Photo courtesy of Oak Grove Butterfly Festival)

Nitrogen from Biosolids Help Urban Soils
July 14, 2019 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Nitrogen from Biosolids Help Urban Soils
Nitrogen from Biosolids Help Urban Soils

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
by Soil Science Society of America
The “zero waste” trend could have a friend in the form of biosolids. Biosolids are the materials produced after domestic waste is treated in …

Flower of the Day: Zinnias
July 13, 2019 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnias
Flower of the Day: Zinnias

An iconic flower of summer in Midwestern gardens, the zinnia shows off its colors at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
July 12, 2019 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
Carnivorous Plants and a Beer

If you’ll be in Central Indiana this evening, Road Trips Gardeners, how about this for a fun class!
“Carnivorous Plants and a Beer” takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today (July 12, 2019), in the …

Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie
July 10, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie
Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie

Road Trips Gardeners (and their kids) will have the chance to show off their “pollination powers” in an interactive exhibition in the Minnetrista Center, 1200 North Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, Indiana.
The Amazing Pollinators Exhibit, open now …

Butterfly Festival in Central New Jersey
July 8, 2019 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on Butterfly Festival in Central New Jersey
Butterfly Festival in Central New Jersey

A Butterfly Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 3, 2019, in the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, New Jersey
Tour the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, where you can see …

Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue
July 6, 2019 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue
Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue

Wildflowers grow among the stones remaining in the ancient city of Carthage, just outside Tunis, Tunisia.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Feria de las Flores in Colombia
July 5, 2019 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Feria de las Flores in Colombia
Feria de las Flores in Colombia

Flower enthusiasts rave about La Feria de las Flores. This marks the 62nd year for the annual celebration of flowers in Medellín, Colombia, set for August 2 through August 11, 2019.
More than 400 different events …

Monarch Festival in Oak Lawn, Illinois
July 3, 2019 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Monarch Festival in Oak Lawn, Illinois
Monarch Festival in Oak Lawn, Illinois

The fourth annual Monarch Festival sponsored by the Oak Lawn (Illinois) Park District will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. September 14, 2019, both inside and outdoors at the Oak View Center, 4625 West …

Butterflies in Kansas
July 1, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Butterflies in Kansas
Butterflies in Kansas

All things “butterfly” is the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s annual Butterfly Festival at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K 156 Highway, Great Bend, Kansas.
It’s set for September 21, 2019.
From making …

Flower(s) of the Day: Fake
June 29, 2019 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Fake
Flower(s) of the Day: Fake

Somehow it’s especially disheartening to run across dozens of artificial flowers when in a semi-tropical country.
These faux fleurs were for sale in Mazatlan, Mexico.

(Photo ©2010 by Susan McKee)