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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One Weekend Left to Celebrate Dahlias
August 30, 2017 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on One Weekend Left to Celebrate Dahlias
One Weekend Left to Celebrate Dahlias

Well, Road Trips Gardeners, we’ve missed the first weekend of the Dahlia Festival — but there’s a second weekend coming up.
More than 30 acres with hundreds of dahlia varieties are blooming September 2 through 4, …

Waterlily Festival in Georgia
August 28, 2017 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Waterlily Festival in Georgia
Waterlily Festival in Georgia

Waterlilies will be celebrated September 23 and 24, 2017, at Gibbs Gardens, 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, Georgia
It’s an Arts Festival and Monet Waterlily Festival too. In addition to waterlilies “blooming with gusto” (both hardy …

Flower(s) of the Day: Summer Planter
August 26, 2017 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Summer Planter
Flower(s) of the Day: Summer Planter

Flowers in a planter outside the Visitors’ Center in Columbus, Indiana, welcome visitors to the opening of Exhibit Columbus today (August 26, 2017).
The 18 art installations are on view through the end of November.
(Photo ©2017 …

Autumn at the Arboretum
August 25, 2017 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Autumn at the Arboretum
Autumn at the Arboretum

Thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squash are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this summer, in preparation for “Autumn at the Arboretum“. The fall festival takes place at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland …

Leaf Casting Workshop in Georgia
August 23, 2017 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Leaf Casting Workshop in Georgia
Leaf Casting Workshop in Georgia

A hands-on leaf casting workshop is scheduled at 10 a.m. September 30, 2017, at Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills & Dales Drive, LaGrange, Georgia.
Under the direction of horticultural staff member Tina Eturralde, participants …

La Batalla de Flores de Laredo
August 21, 2017 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on La Batalla de Flores de Laredo
La Batalla de Flores de Laredo

On your way to to Spain, Road Trips Gardener? The “Battle of the Flowers” takes place in Laredo Friday (August 25, 2017).
The streets of the town of Laredo in Cantabria, Spain, are filled with an …

How Does Rock Become Soil? Slowly!
August 20, 2017 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on How Does Rock Become Soil? Slowly!
How Does Rock Become Soil? Slowly!

Nature’s way of forming soil takes a great deal of patience, notes the the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).
“Rock starts becoming soil the moment it is exposed to the environment,” says soil scientist Barbara-Ann …

Harrowgate Garden and Flower Show in September
August 18, 2017 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on Harrowgate Garden and Flower Show in September
Harrowgate Garden and Flower Show in September

The autumn show at Harrowgate takes place September 15 through 17, 2017, in the Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
The show is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Sunday, until …

Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois
August 7, 2017 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois
Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois

The line between farms and gardens is sometimes blurred — but not here. The latest in industrial food production will be on display during the 64th annual Farm Progress Show. It’s set for August 29 …

Are Your Plants Waxing Poetic?
August 6, 2017 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Are Your Plants Waxing Poetic?
Are Your Plants Waxing Poetic?

Did you know that plants and soil communicate —- even without the advantage of words.
“Plants do ‘talk’ on one level simply by responding to their soil environment,” writes Jake Mowrer of Texas A&M University/AgriLife Extension …