AAS Winners that Attract Pollinators
July 6, 2018 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off on AAS Winners that Attract Pollinators

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From All-America Selections
Not sure which types of pollinators you want to host? Flowers like zinnias and verbena attract a wide variety of pollinators.
Looking to attract butterflies? Plant both host …

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Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Cactus
July 21, 2018 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus, Lubbock, TexasIt’s always a surprise to see beautiful soft blooms on such a forbidding plant as prickly pear.

This one was in bloom in Lubbock, Texas, last month.

(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia
July 20, 2018 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia
La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia

Headed to South America next month, Road Trips Gardeners? If Colombia is on your itinerary consider a stop in Medellin for La Feria de las Flores (Festival of Flowers). It runs from August 3 through …

The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
July 18, 2018 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium

The top of this Road Trips Gardener’s bucket list? The bi-annual Flower Carpet on Grand-Place in Brussels, Belgium.
It’ll be August 16 through 19, 2018. This year’s carpet is dedicated to Guanajuato, a region of central …

Flower of the Day: Tulips
July 14, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulips
Flower of the Day: Tulips

Bright red tulips (and a rogue yellow bloom) lined a narrow street in Dangjacun Village, Shaanxi Province, China, last April.
Since the bulb flower originated in Turkey, it’s logical that its popularity spread east as well …

Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan
July 11, 2018 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan
Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan

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From Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
A rare Amorphophallus titanum expected to reach peak bloom between tomorrow and Saturday (July 12-14, 2018), in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservancy …

National Heirloom Expo
July 9, 2018 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on National Heirloom Expo
National Heirloom Expo

The eighth annual National Heirloom Expo takes place September 11, 12 and 13, 2018, at the Sonoma County Event Center, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California.
This is a big deal, Road …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
July 7, 2018 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Pink cherry blossoms were everywhere on Huashan Mountain in Shaanxi Province, China.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit rural China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

“Herban” Lifestyles at National Arboretum
July 6, 2018 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on “Herban” Lifestyles at National Arboretum
“Herban” Lifestyles at National Arboretum

Herbs fit into almost every facet of a Road Trips Gardener’s life, from healing to high fashion. A new series led by professional herbalists and herbal artisans takes place in August at the National Arboretum,
3501 …

Singapore Garden Festival
July 4, 2018 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Singapore Garden Festival
Singapore Garden Festival

The Singapore Garden Festival takes place July 21 through August 3, 2018, at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Suntec, Singapore.
Produced every other year, the fest includes gardens from Australia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, South …

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
July 2, 2018 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Headed across the pond this week, Road Trips Gardeners? The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place tomorrow through Sunday (July 3 through 8, 2018), at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, England
This show by …

Gardeners Who Love Melons: Take Note
July 1, 2018 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Gardeners Who Love Melons: Take Note
Gardeners Who Love Melons: Take Note

By Diane Blazek
Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
The first All-American Selections winners for 2019 have been announced.
Melon Orange SilverWave F1 (left) is the Regional Winner – Northeast, Southeast (Bred by Asia Seed Co., Ltd.)
Orange …