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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International Orchid Show in Santa Barbara
February 21, 2018 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on International Orchid Show in Santa Barbara

International Orchid Show, Santa Barbara, California“ORCHIDS – The World’s Greatest Show” is the theme for this year’s International Orchid Show, back for its 73rd year in Santa Barbara, California.

More than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors are expected at the three-day event, set for March 9, 10 and 11, 2018, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, California.

The show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species. A highlight of this year’s event is the vanilla orchid, which will add “taste” to the list of senses stimulated by the diverse array of plants.

The first Santa Barbara Orchid Show, organized by the Santa Barbara Horticultural Society, took place in 1945 at the Montecito Grange Hall.

(Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara International Orchid Show)

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
February 19, 2018 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The 2018 International Flower & Garden Festival takes place at Walt Disney World’s Epcot in Orlando, Florida, from February 28 through May 28, 2018.
Dozens of Disney-themed topiaries will be on display in both garden spaces …

Biochar – How Does It Work?
February 18, 2018 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Biochar – How Does It Work?
Biochar – How Does It Work?

Special to Road Trips For Gardeners
By Susan Fisk of Soil Science Society of America
What can be made with unwanted materials, looks like charcoal, and provides multiple benefits to soil health? Biochar. This “charcoal sponge” …

Orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden
February 14, 2018 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden

An orchid show is underway at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 25, 2018.
Road Trips Gardeners will visit a tropical oasis brimming …

Orchid Festival on the French Riviera
February 12, 2018 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Orchid Festival on the French Riviera
Orchid Festival on the French Riviera

Sure, it takes place in the middle of La Fête du Citron, but an Orchid Festival is a tourist magnet all by itself.
Look for the tropical display in the Palais de l’Europe, Menton, France, opening …

Flower of the Day: Zinnia
February 3, 2018 – 8:38 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnia
Flower of the Day: Zinnia

Nothing makes a Road Trips Gardener think of summer more than a bouquet of bright red zinnias.
These were blooming a couple of years ago in Sichuan, China.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Orchids Festival at London’s Kew Gardens
January 31, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Orchids Festival at London’s Kew Gardens
Orchids Festival at London’s Kew Gardens

Thailand’s colors, culture and plant life will be celebrated February 10, 2018, through March 11, 2018, during the 23rd annual Orchids Festival in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens, Richmond, England.
Colorful floral displays …

Tips for Midwestern Gardens from Horticulturalists
January 29, 2018 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Tips for Midwestern Gardens from Horticulturalists
Tips for Midwestern Gardens from Horticulturalists

If your journeys take you through central Indiana next month, Road Trips Gardeners, here’s an even you might find worthwhile.
Newfields has scheduled a symposium for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 10, 2017, in the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Wedding Reception
January 27, 2018 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Wedding Reception
Flower(s) of the Day: Wedding Reception

Color theme for a summer wedding reception in the E. W. Marland Estate in Ponca City, Oklahoma, was yellow and white.
This is one of the arrangements on view under the mansion’s porte-cochère. Notice the sunshine …

Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens
January 26, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens
Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens

Forty-two detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in public gardens and arboreta throughout the United States and around the world are on exhibit at “Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens”. …

Close and Closer: Photographs by James Reis
January 24, 2018 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Close and Closer: Photographs by James Reis
Close and Closer: Photographs by James Reis

“Close and Closer” is the theme for an exhibition of photographs of the Arnold Arboretum by James Reis. The arboretum, part of Harvard University, has not only large plants — such as trees — but …