Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive …

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Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose

Submitted by on August 17, 2019 – 8:39 amNo Comment

Rosa 'Barbra Streisand' (Photo by Susan McKee)Rosa ‘Barbra Streisand’ is a Hybrid Tea rose with fragrant clusters of large, four-inch-across, lavender flowers (26-30 petals), adorned with deep magenta petal edges. Opening from lavender buds, the flowers exude a strong, citrus, rose perfume, and bloom in flushes from spring to fall.

These particular blooms (which look more pink than purple to your Road Trips Gardener) were spotted at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California, a few years ago.

(Photo ©2011 by Susan McKee)

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