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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Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island
July 30, 2018 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island
Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island

Road Trips Gardeners don’t have to stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, to attend the Grand Garden Show, but it does make things easier. That’s because your show tix are included in …

Flower of the Day: Roses
July 28, 2018 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Roses
Flower of the Day: Roses

Shocking pink roses were blooming in profusion last April in Hangchen Park, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
(Photo by ©2018 Susan McKee)

Dundee Flower and Food Festival in Scotland
July 27, 2018 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Dundee Flower and Food Festival in Scotland
Dundee Flower and Food Festival in Scotland

The 30th annual Flower and Food Festival will run from August 31, 2018, to September 2, 2018, in Camperdown Country Park, Dundee, Scotland.
Road Trips Gardeners will be especially interested in the presentations by gardening experts …

The Edible Academy Opens at NY Botanical Garden
July 25, 2018 – 8:19 am | Comments Off on The Edible Academy Opens at NY Botanical Garden
The Edible Academy Opens at NY Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has opened a new $28 million Edible Academy. The indoor-outdoor campus will allow NYBG’s edible gardening program for children, families, teachers, and the general public to double its capacity …

Batalla de Flores de Laredo
July 23, 2018 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Batalla de Flores de Laredo
Batalla de Flores de Laredo

The Batalla de Flores de Laredo takes place in Cantabria, Spain, August 24, 2018.
It’s been held on the last Friday in August almost every year since 1908.
Fanciful floats of fresh flowers battle for prizes in …

Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Cactus
July 21, 2018 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Cactus
Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Cactus

It’s always a surprise to see beautiful soft blooms on such a forbidding plant as prickly pear.
This one was in bloom in Lubbock, Texas, last month.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia
July 20, 2018 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia
La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia

Headed to South America next month, Road Trips Gardeners? If Colombia is on your itinerary consider a stop in Medellin for La Feria de las Flores (Festival of Flowers). It runs from August 3 through …

The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
July 18, 2018 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium

The top of this Road Trips Gardener’s bucket list? The bi-annual Flower Carpet on Grand-Place in Brussels, Belgium.
It’ll be August 16 through 19, 2018. This year’s carpet is dedicated to Guanajuato, a region of central …

Flower of the Day: Tulips
July 14, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulips
Flower of the Day: Tulips

Bright red tulips (and a rogue yellow bloom) lined a narrow street in Dangjacun Village, Shaanxi Province, China, last April.
Since the bulb flower originated in Turkey, it’s logical that its popularity spread east as well …

Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan
July 11, 2018 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan
Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan

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From Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
A rare Amorphophallus titanum expected to reach peak bloom between tomorrow and Saturday (July 12-14, 2018), in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservancy …