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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New England Carnivorous Plant Show
August 31, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on New England Carnivorous Plant Show
New England Carnivorous Plant Show

OK, so it’s a niche specialty among Road Trips Gardeners, but — let’s be honest here — who doesn’t admire the chutzpah of a carnivorous plant?
The 15th annual Carnivorous Plant Show hosted by the New …

Harrowgate Flower Show in England
August 29, 2018 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Harrowgate Flower Show in England
Harrowgate Flower Show in England

The Autumn Flower Show takes place September 14, 15 and 16, 2018, at North of England Horticultural Society, Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
This year’s theme is “Plants of Pleasure”, a …

Ikebana and Dahlias at the Chicago Botanic Garden
August 27, 2018 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Ikebana and Dahlias at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Ikebana and Dahlias at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Two flower shows are on tap at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
The Sogetsu School of Illinois stages an Ikebana Exhibition from noon to 4:30 p.m. September 8, 2018, and 10 …

Historic Rose Garden at Rosecliff Restored
August 26, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Historic Rose Garden at Rosecliff Restored
Historic Rose Garden at Rosecliff Restored

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From The Preservation Society of Newport County
The historic rose garden at Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island (laid out in 1902), has been restored with the help of two gifts …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
August 25, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry trees are pictured in full blossom in the Huashan Mountains of China.
These were flowering last April.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Wind Sculptures in Motion Open for One More Week
August 24, 2018 – 8:38 am | Comments Off on Wind Sculptures in Motion Open for One More Week
Wind Sculptures in Motion Open for One More Week

The exhibition of “Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker” has been extended through August 31 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas. During August, main garden …

Champion Trees of Longwood Tour
August 22, 2018 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Champion Trees of Longwood Tour
Champion Trees of Longwood Tour

Hey, Road Trips Gardeners: this is your chance to see the “Champion Trees” of Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, on a guided tour.
This tour explores “the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees at …

Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes & More
August 20, 2018 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes & More
Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes & More

Have you been growing heirloom tomatoes this summer, Road Trips Gardeners? Learn what to do with ’em at “Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes & More” set for this weekend (August 25 and 26, 2018). Hours are 11 …

Soil Can Hold More Carbon
August 19, 2018 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Soil Can Hold More Carbon
Soil Can Hold More Carbon

From Soil Science Society of America
Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
Using best practices, in the long-term, can reduce greenhouse gases and help the environment. A post in The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) …

Flower(s) of the Day: Pink!
August 18, 2018 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Pink!
Flower(s) of the Day: Pink!

Several shades of pink brighten a corner of the valet parking lot on the grounds of the West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden, Indiana.
These bright blooms were captured earlier this month.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan …