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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From the National Garden Bureau
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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Monarchs and Milkweed Festival
June 17, 2019 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Monarchs and Milkweed Festival

Milkweed and a Monarch butterflyA Monarchs and Milkweed Festival takes place noon to 3 p.m. June 23, 2019, in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, part of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, Illinois.

It’s the perfect time to pick up some (free!) milkweed plants to feed those gorgeous butterflies. Butterfly house kits will be for sale, and there’ll also be crafts, live music, food, and fun. Guided hikes in the prairie are planned as well.

Feel free to bring chairs and picnic blankets.

Fox Cities Butterfly Festival
June 10, 2019 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Fox Cities Butterfly Festival
Fox Cities Butterfly Festival

The 11th annual Fox Cities Butterfly Festival takes place from 9 a.m. ’til noon June 15, 2019, in the City Park, 500 East Franklin Street, downtown Appleton, Wisconsin.
Admission is free. Activities for the whole …

South Carolina Festival of Flowers
June 7, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on South Carolina Festival of Flowers
South Carolina Festival of Flowers

The South Carolina Festival of Flowers takes place throughout the month of June, but the main weekend is today, tomorrow, and Sunday (June 7, 8 and 9, 2019).
This is the 52nd year for the “beginning …

Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains
June 5, 2019 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains
Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains

The Festival of Fountains is underway at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Through October 27, 2019, there will be daily performances from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.at the Main Fountain Garden. Water …

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival
June 3, 2019 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

A Rhododendron Festival takes place June 22 and 23, 2019, in Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee (between Asheville, North Carolina, and Johnson City, Tennessee).
Road Trips Gardeners will be able to visit what’s said to be …

Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace
May 31, 2019 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace
Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace

The Flower Show at Blenheim Palace takes place June 21, 22 and 23, 2019. The gates are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and parking is free. Tickets are available online or at the …

Newport Flower Show Shines Spotlight on Audubon
May 29, 2019 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Newport Flower Show Shines Spotlight on Audubon
Newport Flower Show Shines Spotlight on Audubon

“Audubon Artistic Adventures” is the theme for this year’s Newport Flower Show, held at Redcliff, one of the mansions of the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, June 21, 22 and 23, 2019.
American ornithologist …

Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe
May 27, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe
Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe

“Plant Journeys: An Evening with Naoko Abe, Jamie Compton and Chris Lane” takes place beginning at 7 p.m. June 4, 2019, in the Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, England.
The pair of …

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
Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies

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 …