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

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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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Spain’s Route of the Camellia
December 30, 2016 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Spain’s Route of the Camellia
Spain’s Route of the Camellia

Road Trips Gardeners who are fans of camellias will want to put Spain on their travel itineraries.
The province of Galicia “boasts the perfect conditions for the cultivation of camellias,” according to the Tourist Office of …

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
December 26, 2016 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

The next Minneapolis Home + Garden Show takes place over two weekends in the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Set for February 24,25 and 26, 2017, plus March 3, 4 and 5, 2017, it will feature …

A “Whimsical Wonderland” in Cincinnati, Ohio
December 23, 2016 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on A “Whimsical Wonderland” in Cincinnati, Ohio
A “Whimsical Wonderland” in Cincinnati, Ohio

The 2016 Holiday Show at the Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park, Cincinnati,Ohio, adds a twist to holiday tradition.
“A Whimsical Wonderland” features poinsettias of royal blue, lively orange, and deep purple as well …

Garden Trains and Poinsettias in Omaha, Nebraska
December 21, 2016 – 8:19 am | Comments Off on Garden Trains and Poinsettias in Omaha, Nebraska
Garden Trains and Poinsettias in Omaha, Nebraska

Thousands of poinsettias fill the floral display hall of the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska, during the holiday show — now through January 4, 2017.
In the center of …

Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest in Chicago
December 19, 2016 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest in Chicago
Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest in Chicago

Chicago is going against trend this season. Instead of featuring poinsettias, the “Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest” in the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central, Chicago, Illinois, privileges evergreens.
Running through January 8, 2017, the …

Flower of the Day: Salvia
December 17, 2016 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Salvia
Flower of the Day: Salvia

What could be more Christmas-y than salvia?
This red salvia was in full bloom in Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Guizhou, China, in October 2016. (A bit early for the holidays, eh?)
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Poinsettias in Baltimore, Maryland
December 16, 2016 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Poinsettias in Baltimore, Maryland
Poinsettias in Baltimore, Maryland

Poinsettias are the signature holiday flower, but they’re not always red.
The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Drive, Baltimore, Maryland, features poinsettias in orange, pink with splashes of white, variegated, and, yes, red during their …

2017 Philadelphia Flower Show
December 14, 2016 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show
2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show takes place March 11 through 19, 2017, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Holland is this year’s theme: “From towering windmills, wooden shoes and delectable cheeses, to …

If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time
December 12, 2016 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time
If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time

Yes: today’s National Poinsettia Day.
The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico who in 1828 sent cuttings of the plant he’d discovered in Southern Mexico to …

Flower of the Day: Cosmos
December 10, 2016 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cosmos
Flower of the Day: Cosmos

According to Graham Rice of The Telegraph, “Last year was the Year of the Sunflower, next year is the Year of the Zinnia, but 2016 is the Year of the Cosmos.”
OK, so it’s too late …