2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon
January 1, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on 2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon

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From the National Garden Bureau
Looking for a flower that has multiple uses in the garden, smells great, attracts pollinators and comes in scads of colors? Then you should be …

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Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
February 15, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, HartfordThe 38th annual “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” takes place February 21 through 24, 2019, in the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, Connecticut. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Themed, “The Charm of Spring”, the show offering ideas for house, apartment, and condo dwellers. There’ll be more than an acre of gardens in full bloom by landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardens.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2019 “Advanced Standard Flower Show” is a design, horticulture, and photography competition with more than 250 judged entries under the theme “April in Paris”.

More than 300 booths of displays, activities, shopping are planned: artisans, handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, lawn and garden tools, equipment. Want to check your garden dirt? Bring 1/2 cup of soil to the University of Connecticut’s Co-op booth for free soil testing.

There will be some 80 hours of seminars included in the admission price, including Mar Jennings, Roger Swain, Mike McGrath, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, and Patrick Comins. The seminar schedule is online.

(Photo courtesy of Connecticut Flower & Garden Show)

Tidewater Camellia Show & Sale
February 13, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Tidewater Camellia Show & Sale
Tidewater Camellia Show & Sale

The annual Tidewater Camellia Show and Sale takes place February 23, 2019, in the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.
More than 1,000 blooms will be evaluated by American Camellia Society judges. …

Steaks and Daffodils in Camden, Arkansas
February 11, 2019 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on Steaks and Daffodils in Camden, Arkansas
Steaks and Daffodils in Camden, Arkansas

Millions of daffodils burst into bloom across acres of gardens in and around Camden, Arkansas – hopefully perfectly timed for the annual Daffodil Festival, set for March 8 and 9, 2019.
And then there’s …

Salinity Problems for Urban Soils
February 10, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Salinity Problems for Urban Soils
Salinity Problems for Urban Soils

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BySoil Science Society of America
Some soils, like some humans, might need a low-salt diet. The February 1, 2019, “Soils Matter” blog by the The Soil Science Society of America …

Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots
February 9, 2019 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots
Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots

Flowering plants fill the atrium of Zhou Enlai’s former residence near the Jialing River in Chongqing, China.
Now a museum, it outlines Zhou’s time in Chongqing during the country’s civil war.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Longwood Gardens Fellows Program
February 8, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Longwood Gardens Fellows Program
Longwood Gardens Fellows Program

Six “garden professionals” have been selected by Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to participate in the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, continuing a legacy of developing global leaders in horticulture that began in 1958.
The Fellows are …

“Nearer to Nature” in North Carolina
February 6, 2019 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on “Nearer to Nature” in North Carolina
“Nearer to Nature” in North Carolina

Road Trips Gardeners still have time to catch “Nearer to Nature” at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.
It’s open until March 10, 2019.
Noting that humans have always been inspired …

Singapore Garden Festival’s Horticulture Show
February 4, 2019 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on Singapore Garden Festival’s Horticulture Show
Singapore Garden Festival’s Horticulture Show

Making plans to visit Singapore, Road Trips Gardeners? A Horticulture Show (a Singapore Garden Festival Event) will take place April 27 through May 5, 2019, in Singapore’s national gardens, Jurong Lake Gardens.
The nine-day biennial event …

Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
February 2, 2019 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea

Shocking pink is definitely the favorite color at Michèle’s Garden Bed & Breakfast in Anjuna, Goa, India.
The tropical climate allows the bougainvillea blossoms to flourish.
(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

Smith College Spring Bulb Show
February 1, 2019 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Smith College Spring Bulb Show
Smith College Spring Bulb Show

The Spring Bulb Show takes place March 2, 2019, through March 17, 2019, in the Lyman Conservatory at The Botanic Garden of Smith College, 16 College Lane, Northampton Massachusetts.
Hours are 10 a.m. to …

“Gardens of the World” in Seattle
January 30, 2019 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on “Gardens of the World” in Seattle
“Gardens of the World” in Seattle

Gardens of the World is the theme for the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, to be held February 20 through 24, 2019, in the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington.
Hours are 9 …