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 of the Day: Lilies
September 21, 2019 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilies
Flower of the Day: Lilies

Fragrant lilies scent the lobby of the Ironworks Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show
September 20, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show
Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show

The annual Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale takes place October 12 and 13, 2019, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, …

Fleuramour in Belgium: A Passion for Flowers
September 18, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Fleuramour in Belgium: A Passion for Flowers
Fleuramour in Belgium: A Passion for Flowers

Heading to Europe this fall, Road Trips Gardeners? Here’s a great exhibition in Belgium. Fleuramour takes place September 27 through 30, 2019, on the castle grounds of Alden Biesen, Bilzen, Belgium. Hours each day are …

Biology + Aesthetics of Trees at Fondation Cartier
September 16, 2019 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Biology + Aesthetics of Trees at Fondation Cartier
Biology + Aesthetics of Trees at Fondation Cartier

An exhibition devoted to “Trees” is on display through November 10, 2019, at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 261 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, France.
The show continues the organization’s longstanding interest in and exploration of the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums
September 14, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums
Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums

It’s fall on the merchandising calendar, if not on the seasonal one.
Here are some sunny yellow chrysanthemums for sale at an Indianapolis grocery store earlier this month.
(Photo by Susan McKee)

Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman
September 13, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman
Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman

Road Trips Gardeners heading through Alabama next month might want to check out the display of unique creations, all handmade from gourds, at the Alabama Gourd Show in the Civic Center, 510 Fifth Street Southwest, …

France’s Salon Européen du Bonsaï
September 11, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on France’s Salon Européen du Bonsaï
France’s Salon Européen du Bonsaï

The Salon Européen du Bonsaï will be held for the seventh year in Saulieu, a city in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (a region in the east of France).
Set for October 12 and 13, 2019, in the …

Beijing Horticultural Exposition
September 9, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Beijing Horticultural Exposition
Beijing Horticultural Exposition

The Beijing Horticultural Exposition is well underway Yanqing District of China’s capital. It opened April 28, 2019, and runs through October 7, 2019.
A massive expo, there are five main venues: International Pavilion, China Pavilion, Botanical …

Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad
September 7, 2019 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad
Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad

A pink bromeliad is in full bloom at Xcaret in Cancun, Mexico.
According to Wikipedia, the Bromeliaceae are a family of monocot flowering plants of 51 genera and around 3475 known species native mainly to the …

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
September 6, 2019 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum

“It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is the theme for this year’s Autumn at the Arboretum fest, set for September 21 through October 31, 2019, in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, …