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

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From All-America Selections
Not sure which types of pollinators you want to host? Flowers like zinnias and verbena attract a wide variety of pollinators.
Looking to attract butterflies? Plant both host …

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Spring Garden Symposium on St. Patrick’s Day
February 23, 2018 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Spring Garden Symposium on St. Patrick’s Day
Spring Garden Symposium on St. Patrick’s Day

If your travels take you near Janesville, Wisconsin, on St. Patrick’s Day, consider heading to the Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, Wisconsin, for a spring garden symposium.
The symposium is 9 a.m. to 3 …

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

“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 …

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” …

A Weekend of Orchids in Southeast Florida
February 16, 2018 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on A Weekend of Orchids in Southeast Florida
A Weekend of Orchids in Southeast Florida

The 16th annual international Orchid Festival takes place March 9, 10 and 11, 2018, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida.
More than 10,000 orchid plants will be spotlighted in the …

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)