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

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Not sure which types of pollinators you want to host? Flowers like zinnias and verbena attract a wide variety of pollinators.
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Explore France’s Domain of Méréville in NYC
October 15, 2018 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Explore France’s Domain of Méréville in NYC

Domain Méréville, Essonne, FranceRoad Trips Gardeners in New York City tomorrow might want to consider attending this presentation in the Skyroom at the French Institute / Alliance Française, 22 East 60th Street, New York, New York.

The topic for the 7:30 p.m. presentation tomorrow (October 16, 2018) is one of the great landscapes of pre-Revolutionary France. The Domain of Méréville, created at the end of the 18th century is one of the biggest gardens in Europe.

Located in the Department of Essonne, 45 miles south of Paris, the park of Méréville is recognized as the most recent and successful example of a picturesque Anglo-Chinese garden. Essonne is restoring this historic site to its former glory, and the program aims to create awareness of this campaign.

François Durovray, President of Essonne, will introduce the project. Other speakers will include:

– David Pullins, Assistant Curator and Historian of XVIIth through the XIXth century art at the Frick Collection

– Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

– Gabriel Wick, landscape historian and author of the newly published book Méréville: the renaissance of a great landscape garden (Editions de la Falaise, 2018).

Following the program, Mr. Wick will sign copies of his book during a cocktail reception.

(Photo courtesy of Méréville)

Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival
October 12, 2018 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival
Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival

A Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival) takes place November 1 through 23, 2018, in the Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Bunkyo district, Tokyo, Japan.
Approximately 2,000 chrysanthemum plants will bloom in the shrine precincts, creating a colorful …

Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Smith College
October 10, 2018 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Smith College
Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Smith College

The annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show features a display of blooms in a variety of shapes and colors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College, 16 College Lane, Northampton, Massachusetts.
The Fall Mum …

Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
October 8, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden

Road Trips Gardeners will have to hurry across the Pacific Ocean to catch the annual chrysanthemum show in the Humble Administrator’s Garden, 178 Northeast Street, Gusu District, Suzhou, China.
The seasonal display opened September 1, and …

Thinking About Pavement
October 7, 2018 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Thinking About Pavement
Thinking About Pavement

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From Soil Science Society of America
Parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and rooftops: cities are full of water-shedding surfaces. The October edition of the Soil Science Society of America’s Soils Matter …

Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise
October 6, 2018 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise
Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise

On the lush Caribbean island of Dominica, birds-of-paradise grow wild.
These were spotted earlier this month on the eastern side of the tropical isle.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Keukenhof 2019: Flower Power
October 5, 2018 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Keukenhof 2019: Flower Power
Keukenhof 2019: Flower Power

“Flower Power” is the theme for next year’s bulb extravaganza at Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166A, Lisse, Netherlands.
Bright colors, hippies, peace, and music — “Flower Power” will have that early 1970s vibe.
In 2019, Keukenhof will have …

Omaha’s Fall Chrysanthemum Show
October 3, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Omaha’s Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Omaha’s Fall Chrysanthemum Show

The Fall Chrysanthemum Show takes place October 6, 2018, to November 16, 2018, in Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 for adults; …

Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale
October 1, 2018 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale
Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale

The fall show & sale organized by the Illinois Orchid Society takes place October 13 and 14, 2018, at the Chicago Botanic Society, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours each day are 10 a.m. to …

Flower of the Day: Yellow Blooms in Flagstaff
September 29, 2018 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow Blooms in Flagstaff
Flower of the Day: Yellow Blooms in Flagstaff

A pot of sunny yellow flowers — a variety of daisies, perhaps — greets passers-by in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, in early September.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Roadside Flower Sale in Glencoe, Illinois
September 28, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Roadside Flower Sale in Glencoe, Illinois
Roadside Flower Sale in Glencoe, Illinois

A Roadside Flower Sale takes place October 26, 27 and 28, 2018, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Road Trips Gardeners are …