2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon
January 1, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on 2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon

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From the National Garden Bureau
Looking for a flower that has multiple uses in the garden, smells great, attracts pollinators and comes in scads of colors? Then you should be …

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Flower of the Day: Tulip
March 30, 2019 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulip
Flower of the Day: Tulip

Boxes of tulip bulbs and other spring flower corms are offered for sale by the thousands in markets in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Road Trips Gardeners need to remember that they can’t bring bulbs (or plants or …

Two Weeks to See the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium
March 29, 2019 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Two Weeks to See the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium
Two Weeks to See the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, Belgium

Each year, the Royal Greenhouses, Koninklijk Parklaan 16, Laeken, Belgium, are open to the public just for a fortnight.
This year’s dates are April 19, 2019, through May 10, 2019 (it’s expected the azaleas will be …

Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month
March 27, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month
Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month

Headed to Washington, D.C., in April, Road Trips Gardeners? (Willing to stand in line for hours?) The White House gardens and grounds are open to visitors two days next month. The grounds will be open …

Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
March 25, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis

Here’s a chance to sharpen your observational skills, Road Trips Gardeners. Eagle Creek Park, 7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, is hosting a Wildflower Weekend April 27 and 28, 2019.
Guided hikes will take “citizen scientists” …

Flower of the Day: Amaryllis
March 23, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Amaryllis
Flower of the Day: Amaryllis

Dozens of blooming amaryllis are for sale in a flower market in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Road Trips Gardeners who want to bring Dutch bulbs back to the United States must be sure that the bulbs have …

Field Day at the Dallas Arboretum
March 22, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Field Day at the Dallas Arboretum
Field Day at the Dallas Arboretum

Just a “heads up” notice (since your Road Trips Gardener has no details…yet).
June 26, 2019, is “Field Day” at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas.
More when it’s announced!
(Photo courtesy of …

Haarlem’s Annual Flower Parade
March 20, 2019 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Haarlem’s Annual Flower Parade
Haarlem’s Annual Flower Parade

Headed to Holland, Road Trips Gardeners? The annual flower parade takes place in Haarlem, the Netherlands, April 13, 2019.
Twenty floats and thirty lavishly decorated cars are part of the Bloemencorso, which follows a 42 km …

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
March 18, 2019 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Although the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off March 20 (Wednesday) and runs through April 14, 2019, the National Park Service has announced that peak bloom in Washington, D.C., this year will be from April …

What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?
March 17, 2019 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?
What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By American Society of Agronomy,
Soil Science Society of America, and
Crop Science Society of America
“A healthy community requires healthy soil.” This idea spurred a consortium of researchers, farmers, and community …

Flower of the Day: Pink Clover
March 16, 2019 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Clover
Flower of the Day: Pink Clover

Pink clover blossoms in the turf of the Emerald Isle — these are probably in Northern Ireland.
Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)