Top 10 Daffodils for Spring
September 10, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Daffodils for Spring

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By the National Garden Bureau
Yellow trumpet daffodils are far and away the world’s most popular style of daffodils. But why stop there when the daffodil world has so much …

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Spring Flowers in Vaud, Switzerland
April 23, 2018 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Spring Flowers in Vaud, Switzerland

Vaud, SwitzerlandAll along Lake Geneva, spring announces itself with colorful blossoms that last for weeks.

On the hillsides and meadows above Montreux and Vevey, Switzerland, a sure sign of spring are the fields of wild narcissus that bloom and transform the meadows above into what locals call the “May snow.” The white flowers appear between April and June and there are dedicated paths for walkers and hikers to stroll along fields of narcissi. Road Trips Gardeners can go online for information on the timing of the blooming and guided narcissus tours in the mountains.

In Morges, every spring is marked by the Tulip Festival at Parc de l’Indépendance along the shores of Lake Geneva. This free festival lasts six weeks (it ends May 6, 2018) with more than 120,000 tulips of 300 varieties blooming in succession.

The Château de Vullierens has gardens with thousands of irises, roses and daylilies. They surround some outdoor works by internationally-recognized sculptors. At the moment, those include 16 “rocks?” of stainless steel by the Belgian artist/designer Pol Quadens and Judgement Day, a forest of cat sculptures by the English sculptor Laura Ford. Opening for the 63rd year from April 28, 2018, through July 28, 2018, the gardens have a café that serves brunch.

(Photo courtesy of Montreux Riviera)

What Makes Weeds Survive?
April 22, 2018 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on What Makes Weeds Survive?
What Makes Weeds Survive?

By Susan Fisk
American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America
(Special to Road Trips for Gardeners)
Home and large-scale growers share a common struggle: weeds!
“The reality is that weeds are super at competing …

Lilac Time in Lombard
April 20, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Lilac Time in Lombard
Lilac Time in Lombard

“Lilac Time” takes place May 4 through 20, 2018, in Lilacia Park, 150 South Park Avenue, Lombard, Illinois. Although the main draw is the fabulous scent of lilacs, there are all sorts of activities planned.
There’s …

Lilacs in Rochester, New York
April 18, 2018 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Lilacs in Rochester, New York
Lilacs in Rochester, New York

This year is the 120th anniversary of the Lilac Festival in Highland Park, Rochester, New York. It takes place May 11 through 20, 2018, and showcases what’s said to be the largest lilac collection in …

The Annual Flower Parade in the Netherlands
April 16, 2018 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on The Annual Flower Parade in the Netherlands
The Annual Flower Parade in the Netherlands

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek — Flower Parade in Dutch — celebrates the bulb flowers of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths each year in the Netherlands.
Set for April 21, 2018, the 20 huge floats and 30 decorated cars …

“Bugs!” in Fort Wayne
April 13, 2018 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on “Bugs!” in Fort Wayne
“Bugs!” in Fort Wayne

Your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies “living flowers”. If you’ve got a little one enraptured by “Bugs!” be sure to swing through Northeast Indiana to catch the butterfly exhibit at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, …

Cherry Blossoms in Brooklyn
April 11, 2018 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Cherry Blossoms in Brooklyn
Cherry Blossoms in Brooklyn

Sakura Matsuri, a two-day festival celebrating the blossoming of the cherry trees, will be held April 28 and 29, 2018, in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York, New York. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 …

Holland, Michigan, Presents Tulip Time
April 9, 2018 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Holland, Michigan, Presents Tulip Time
Holland, Michigan, Presents Tulip Time

Five million tulip bulbs will blossom for the annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, set for May 5 through 13, 2018.
You’ll find them flowering along city streets (especially along eighth street), in city parks, …

“Tulip Time” in Pella, Iowa.
April 6, 2018 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on “Tulip Time” in Pella, Iowa.
“Tulip Time” in Pella, Iowa.

If Iowa’s on your route next month, Road Trips Gardeners, consider a stop in Pella for the annual Tulip Time celebration, now celebrating its 83rd year.
The family-friendly event May 3, 4 and 5, 2018, features …

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week
April 4, 2018 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Virginia’s Historic Garden Week
Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Historic Garden Week celebrates its 85th anniversary in Virginia this year. Its roots go back to 1927, when a flower show organized by the Garden Club of Virginia raised $7,000 to save some of the …

Indiana Daffodil Show in April
April 2, 2018 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Indiana Daffodil Show in April
Indiana Daffodil Show in April

The Indiana Daffodil Show takes place April 13 and 14, 2018, in the Hamilton Center, 2499 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus, Indiana.
Held each spring, it’s sponsored by the Indiana Daffodil Society.
Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. …