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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Central States Dahlia Society Show
August 21, 2019 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Central States Dahlia Society Show

Central States Dahlia Society Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IllinoisThe Central States Dahlia Society Show takes place September 14 and 15, 2019, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.

More than 2,000 dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver dollar to a dinner plate will be on display. Hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. September 14, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September 15, 2019.

Flowers in the dahlia family will be judged and on display in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and forms, with floral designs and photography completing the show. Society members will be on hand to provide written information and to answer questions about dahlias.

(Photo courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Garden)

Toowoomba Clivia Society Show
August 19, 2019 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Toowoomba Clivia Society Show
Toowoomba Clivia Society Show

After bougainvillea, your Road Trips Gardener’s favorite flower is the clivia. Here’s an event that’s definitely on her bucket list.
The Toowoomba Clivia Society holds its annual show during the city’s Carnival of Flowers (September 20 …

Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!
August 18, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!
Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From National Garden Bureau
Plant an Iris when you are looking for a showy flower to add to your garden.
Fall is the perfect time to plant an iris, and they …

Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose
August 17, 2019 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose
Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose

Rosa ‘Barbra Streisand’ is a Hybrid Tea rose with fragrant clusters of large, four-inch-across, lavender flowers (26-30 petals), adorned with deep magenta petal edges. Opening from lavender buds, the flowers exude a strong, citrus, rose …

Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society
August 16, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society
Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society

Technically, they’re not a product of a garden (they’re foraged in the wild), and, heck, they’re not even plants. But Road Trips Gardeners can check out the exhibition of 50 to 100 varieties of “fleshy, …

“Standard Flower Show” at Meijer Gardens
August 14, 2019 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on “Standard Flower Show” at Meijer Gardens
“Standard Flower Show” at Meijer Gardens

A “Standard Flower Show” is set for September 7 and 8, 2019, in the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This show features floral designs and a horticulture …

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
August 12, 2019 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

The Autumn Flower Show is September 13, 14, and 15, 2019. Sponsored by the North of England Horticultural Society, it’s held at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
The show is …

Plan Your Next Garden Now
August 11, 2019 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Plan Your Next Garden Now
Plan Your Next Garden Now

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Judy Barrett for the Austin American-Statesman
One effect of the changing climate that we are already experiencing is that we are apparently in line for more dramatic rainfall and …

Flower of the Day: Densiseta
August 10, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Densiseta
Flower of the Day: Densiseta

The red-flowering cactus is Lobivia araghnaganta var. densiseta, a native of Bolivia. This one was blooming in the Huntington Gardens, San Marino, California, a few years ago.
(Photo ©2011 by Susan McKee)

Carnival of Flowers in Queensland, Australia
August 9, 2019 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Carnival of Flowers in Queensland, Australia
Carnival of Flowers in Queensland, Australia

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes place September 20 through 29, 2019, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
Keep in mind that September is the start of spring Down Under.
Mass floral displays are planted in Toowoomba city parks …

Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
August 7, 2019 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale

The Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale takes place August 16, 17, and 18, 2019, in the Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Some 200 bonsai trees will be on display, …