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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Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World
November 13, 2017 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

Christmas, Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MichiganThe annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition is on display at Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan from November 21 through January 7, 2018.

Road Trips Gardeners will find 42 Christmas and holiday trees and displays representing countries and cultures from around the world. The Railway Garden will once again wind its way through three indoor garden spaces, including the recently renovated Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse.

Meijer Gardens transforms into a botanic wonderland with fresh poinsettias, orchids and amaryllis. Indoors and out, trees sparkle with over 300,000 white lights.

The unique horticultural artistry of the Railway Garden complements the model trolleys, trains and handcrafted buildings replicating 30 Grand Rapids landmarks. Visitors will find familiarity in the Fifth Third Ballpark with its light posts made of willow, as well as striking hydrangea petals that make up the glass tower of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Five landmarks from Grand Rapids sister cities around the world are also represented in the Railway Garden.

Mainstays of the exhibition include the Germany tree, adorned with handmade glass ornaments and homemade springerle cookies, the England tree — with antique Christmas cards and mistletoe — and the beautiful Eid ul-Fitr display, which celebrates the end of Ramadan.

Meijer Gardens will be open until 9 p.m. December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; note that it’s closed November 23, December 25, and January 1.

(Photo courtesy of Meijer Gardens)

Glow-in-the-Dark Soil Organisms
November 12, 2017 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Glow-in-the-Dark Soil Organisms
Glow-in-the-Dark Soil Organisms

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By the Soil Science Society of America
Soil organisms are diverse, with characteristics that can astound — some even glow.
“Soils are one of the most diverse habitats on Earth,” says …

Flower Show in Istanbul
November 10, 2017 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower Show in Istanbul
Flower Show in Istanbul

Although it’s more for retailers than consumers, the Flower Show Istanbul will be blooming November 23 through 25, 2017, in Tuyap Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
Featured will be indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, Mediterranean …

New Zealand Flower & Garden Show
November 8, 2017 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on New Zealand Flower & Garden Show
New Zealand Flower & Garden Show

The New Zealand Flower & Garden Show is set for November 29 through December 3, 2017, in the Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland. (It’s spring Down Under, remember.)
There’ll be International Display Gardens, …

Festive Flower & Food Show
November 6, 2017 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Festive Flower & Food Show
Festive Flower & Food Show

The Festive Flower & Food Show returns for its second year to the Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, England this weekend — the dates are November 9 through 11 2017.
It’s sponsored by the National …

Flower of the Day: Geranium
November 4, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Geranium
Flower of the Day: Geranium

It was an afternoon in early October, but the summer geraniums were still blooming brightly in the window boxes of a restaurant alongside the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia.
(Photo ©2017 by Susan McKee)

Making a Christmas Wreath
November 1, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Making a Christmas Wreath
Making a Christmas Wreath

A series of three workshops on creating Christmas wreaths are planned for early December at Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, LaGrange, Georgia.
The first, from 10 a.m. to noon December 1, 2017, …

New Zealand Flower & Garden Show
October 23, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on New Zealand Flower & Garden Show
New Zealand Flower & Garden Show

The New Zealand Flower & Garden Show takes place November 29 through December 3, 2017, in the Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand.
(Remember that spring has just arrived in the Southern …

“Chihuly at Biltmore” Set for Summer 2018
October 21, 2017 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on “Chihuly at Biltmore” Set for Summer 2018
“Chihuly at Biltmore” Set for Summer 2018

“Chihuly at Biltmore”, a new exhibition opening in 2018, will feature multi-media artist Dale Chihuly’s monumental glass sculptures set throughout areas of Biltmore House, gardens, and grounds, One Lodge Street, Asheville, North Carolina.
Chihuly’s …

International Floriculture Trade Fair
October 16, 2017 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on International Floriculture Trade Fair
International Floriculture Trade Fair

The eighth edition of the International Floriculture Trade Fair takes place November 8 through 10, 2017, in Expo Haarlemmermeer, Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Expo Haarelmmermeer is a building designed and especially built as a state-of-the-art greenhouse …

Flower Show Sponsored by Plant City Garden Club
October 11, 2017 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Flower Show Sponsored by Plant City Garden Club
Flower Show Sponsored by Plant City Garden Club

The annual Flower Show sponsored by the Plant City Garden Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 11, 2017, in Plant City 1914 High School Community Center, 605 North Collins Street, …