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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Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums
September 14, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums

Yellow Chrysanthemums (Photo by Susan McKee)It’s fall on the merchandising calendar, if not on the seasonal one.

Here are some sunny yellow chrysanthemums for sale at an Indianapolis grocery store earlier this month.

(Photo by Susan McKee)

Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman
September 13, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman
Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman

Road Trips Gardeners heading through Alabama next month might want to check out the display of unique creations, all handmade from gourds, at the Alabama Gourd Show in the Civic Center, 510 Fifth Street Southwest, …

France’s Salon Européen du Bonsaï
September 11, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on France’s Salon Européen du Bonsaï
France’s Salon Européen du Bonsaï

The Salon Européen du Bonsaï will be held for the seventh year in Saulieu, a city in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (a region in the east of France).
Set for October 12 and 13, 2019, in the …

Beijing Horticultural Exposition
September 9, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Beijing Horticultural Exposition
Beijing Horticultural Exposition

The Beijing Horticultural Exposition is well underway Yanqing District of China’s capital. It opened April 28, 2019, and runs through October 7, 2019.
A massive expo, there are five main venues: International Pavilion, China Pavilion, Botanical …

Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad
September 7, 2019 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad
Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad

A pink bromeliad is in full bloom at Xcaret in Cancun, Mexico.
According to Wikipedia, the Bromeliaceae are a family of monocot flowering plants of 51 genera and around 3475 known species native mainly to the …

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
September 6, 2019 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum

“It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is the theme for this year’s Autumn at the Arboretum fest, set for September 21 through October 31, 2019, in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, …

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour
September 4, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour
Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour

The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour takes place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday (September 7, 2019), at the Cajun Prairie Habitat Restoration Site, 510 East Magnolia, Eunice, Louisiana.
The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation …

National Heirloom Foods Expo
September 2, 2019 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on National Heirloom Foods Expo
National Heirloom Foods Expo

The National Heirloom Expo is an annual gathering in Santa Rosa, California, of gardeners, food activists, farmers, chefs and food organizations from around the globe who come together to share best practices, showcase products, and …

Teuila Festival Opens Today in Samoa
September 1, 2019 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Teuila Festival Opens Today in Samoa
Teuila Festival Opens Today in Samoa

Lucky Road Trips Gardeners have already arrived in Samoa for the annual Teuila Festival.
Taking place today (September 1, 2019) through September 7, 2019, in Apia, it was established in 1991 and named after the …

Flower of the Day: Red!
August 24, 2019 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red!
Flower of the Day: Red!

Summer blossoms in a riot of red enliven the front yard of a house in the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois
August 23, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois
Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois

Learn how to preserve nature by creating dried floral arrangements, bouquets, and wreaths at a “Roadside Flower Sale Workshop” in Burnstein Hall, the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
The two-hour-long workshops are …