Fluttering Flowers
July 1, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Fluttering Flowers

Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
There are all sorts of places to see butterflies. Some botanical …

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Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace
May 31, 2019 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace
Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace

The Flower Show at Blenheim Palace takes place June 21, 22 and 23, 2019. The gates are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and parking is free. Tickets are available online or at the …

Newport Flower Show Shines Spotlight on Audubon
May 29, 2019 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Newport Flower Show Shines Spotlight on Audubon
Newport Flower Show Shines Spotlight on Audubon

“Audubon Artistic Adventures” is the theme for this year’s Newport Flower Show, held at Redcliff, one of the mansions of the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, June 21, 22 and 23, 2019.
American ornithologist …

Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe
May 27, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe
Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe

“Plant Journeys: An Evening with Naoko Abe, Jamie Compton and Chris Lane” takes place beginning at 7 p.m. June 4, 2019, in the Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, England.
The pair of …

Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies
May 25, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies
Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies

Concrete planters enliven the streets of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. In early May, they’re planted with pansies in a rainbow of hues. Here: yellow and white.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island
May 24, 2019 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island
Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island

Spring arrives a little bit later in the northern reaches of Michigan, so the 10-day The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival takes place June 7 through 16, 2019.
The highlight — the Lilac Festival Grand Parade …

Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan
May 22, 2019 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan
Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan

The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden, just open at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is part of the “Welcoming the World: Honoring …

Shimmering Flowers at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 20, 2019 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Shimmering Flowers at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Shimmering Flowers at Berkshire Botanical Garden

“Shimmering Flowers“, a series of gilt and mother-of-pearl paintings and objects, opens June 1, 2019, in the Leonhardt Galleries of Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
A New York City based artist, Nancy …

Seedless Plants? How Does that Work?
May 19, 2019 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Seedless Plants? How Does that Work?
Seedless Plants? How Does that Work?

Spitting out watermelon seeds can be a summertime rite of passage for some folks. Others like their watermelons seedless. How did those seedless watermelons (and other plants) come about? The May 7, 2019, edition of …

Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea
May 18, 2019 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea
Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea

Pink azaleas were in full bloom on the day I visited the Dutch Oven Bakery in Falkville, Alabama.
(Photo ©2010 by Susan McKee)

Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?
May 17, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?
Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?

Eleven public and private gardens will be on view in the Old Decatur and Albany historic districts Sunday (May 19, 2019) for the Historic Decatur Garden Tour. The annual tour offers visitors and locals a …