Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden
February 19, 2020 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden

Buckinghamshire, EnglandNick Knight: Roses from my Garden” will be on exhibit in Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, March 28, 2020, through October 25, 2020.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Coach House gallery.

Nick Knight, who has directed videos for Tom Ford, Lady Gaga and Kanye West, has now focused on the classic rose in “Roses
from my Garden”. Knight cuts selected roses straight from his garden and arranges them specifically, using only daylight to illuminate his subject. Created on an iPhone, the digital images are then enlarged and filtered through software that uses AI to infill the space between pixels.

What appears at first glance to be a historical approach to flower photography is, upon closer inspection, at the very cutting edge of imaging technology with the resulting images no longer photographs, but digital representations of photographs.

Knight’s exhibition fits the surroundings at Waddesdon and its Victorian garden, created by four generations of Rothschilds who themselves were passionate about horticulture, and in particular, the rose.

Waddesdon Manor was built from 1874 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the style of a French early 16th-century château. Ferdinand was an inspired collector and the house was designed to showcase his exceptional collection of English portraits,
French 18th-century furniture, Sèvres porcelain, and other decorative arts.

In 1957, in order to ensure its future in perpetuity, Waddesdon was bequeathed to the National Trust. The Rothschild family continues to run the property through a family charitable trust.
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(Photos courtesy of Waddesdon Manor)

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
February 17, 2020 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival takes place at Disney World, Orlando, Florida, March 4 through June 1, 2020.
Take in a showcase of brilliant blossoms, flavor-rich cuisine from various outdoor kitchens, Disney …

Spring Home & Garden Show in San Antonio, Texas
February 14, 2020 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Spring Home & Garden Show in San Antonio, Texas
Spring Home & Garden Show in San Antonio, Texas

The Spring Home + Garden Show takes place February 28, 29, and Narch 1, 2020, in the Alamodome, 100 Montana Street, San Antonio, Texas.
Hours are noon to 8 p.m. February 28, 10 a.m. …

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show
February 12, 2020 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show
Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show is set for Friday through Sunday (February 14, 15, and 16, 2020) at the Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tennessee.
The show is a fundraiser for Dogwood …

Chicago Flower and Garden Show
February 10, 2020 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Spring arrives early in the Windy City when the Flower and Garden Show opens March 18, 2020, on Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Running through March 22, 2020, hours are 10 a.m. …

Flower(s) of the Day: What’s in Bloom at Hills & Dales
February 8, 2020 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: What’s in Bloom at Hills & Dales
Flower(s) of the Day: What’s in Bloom at Hills & Dales

What’s blooming in West Central Georgia?
According to the folks at Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, LaGrange, Georgia, Road Trips Gardeners passing through can enjoy the following in the garden: camellias, daffodils, …

Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
February 7, 2020 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
Wild Orchids Forever Stamps

Species of wild orchids that grow in the United States are featured on a series of stamps to be issued February 21, 2020, by the United States Postal Service. The images are by photographer Jim …

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show
February 5, 2020 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show

It’s almost time for The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
It opens Saturday (February 8, 2020), and runs through March 22, 2020. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 …

Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden
February 3, 2020 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis brimming with blooming orchids at the Orchid Show in the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri.
Open now through March 22, 2020, this is a once-a-year opportunity …

Homecoming for Helenium
February 2, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Homecoming for Helenium
Homecoming for Helenium

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware, has released “Helenium for the Mid-Atlantic Region”, a report that summarizes three years of evaluating 44 selections of the flowering perennial …

Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne
February 1, 2020 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne
Flower(s) of the Day: December in Cologne

Killing frosts had not yet hit Cologne, Germany, in early December 2018.
These lovely blooms — mostly red cyclamen plus a few blue pansies– spotted along a downtown street welcomed visitors to the city during the …