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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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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Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies
May 25, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies

Pansies in Cleveland, Ohio (Photo by Susan McKee)Concrete planters enliven the streets of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. In early May, they’re planted with pansies in a rainbow of hues. Here: yellow and white.

(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island
May 24, 2019 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island
Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island

Spring arrives a little bit later in the northern reaches of Michigan, so the 10-day The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival takes place June 7 through 16, 2019.
The highlight — the Lilac Festival Grand Parade …

Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan
May 22, 2019 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan
Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan

The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden, just open at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is part of the “Welcoming the World: Honoring …

Shimmering Flowers at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 20, 2019 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Shimmering Flowers at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Shimmering Flowers at Berkshire Botanical Garden

“Shimmering Flowers“, a series of gilt and mother-of-pearl paintings and objects, opens June 1, 2019, in the Leonhardt Galleries of Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
A New York City based artist, Nancy …

Seedless Plants? How Does that Work?
May 19, 2019 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Seedless Plants? How Does that Work?
Seedless Plants? How Does that Work?

Spitting out watermelon seeds can be a summertime rite of passage for some folks. Others like their watermelons seedless. How did those seedless watermelons (and other plants) come about? The May 7, 2019, edition of …

Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea
May 18, 2019 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea
Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea

Pink azaleas were in full bloom on the day I visited the Dutch Oven Bakery in Falkville, Alabama.
(Photo ©2010 by Susan McKee)

Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?
May 17, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?
Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?

Eleven public and private gardens will be on view in the Old Decatur and Albany historic districts Sunday (May 19, 2019) for the Historic Decatur Garden Tour. The annual tour offers visitors and locals a …

Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina
May 15, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina
Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina

The inaugural Southeastern Plant Symposium is set for June 7 and 8, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Organizers are Mark Weathington, director of JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, and Tony Avent, founder …

Experience the Scents of Long-Lost Flowers
May 13, 2019 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Experience the Scents of Long-Lost Flowers
Experience the Scents of Long-Lost Flowers

“Resurrecting the Sublime”, an immersive installation created in collaboration with artist Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, smell researcher and artist Sissel Tolaas, debuted yesterday as part of Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial in New York City, co-organized …

Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet
April 27, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet
Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet

A colorful arrangement of spring flowers brightens a corner windowsill in Brugge, Belgium, a few years ago
(Photo ©2005 by Susan McKee)

Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino
April 22, 2019 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino
Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino

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More than 124 species of rhododendrom thrive in Coastal Mendocino County, California — some of which even have heavenly scents to match their vibrant beauty, unusual for these intense …