2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.
February 10, 2021 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on 2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Brenda Ryan for LawnStarter
What says romance better than a dozen roses? How about thousands of roses, along with lilies, tulips, philodendrons, and every other flower you can imagine.
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Decorator’s Show House . . . and Gardens
April 14, 2021 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on Decorator’s Show House . . . and Gardens
Decorator’s Show House . . . and Gardens

A Midwestern favorite returns this month. The country’s “longest-running show house event”, celebrating its 60th anniversary, returns for daily tours April 24 through May 9, 2021.
This year’s show house is the Columns on Meridian, 5417 …

Daffodils in Bloom at Gibbs Gardens in Georgia
April 12, 2021 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Daffodils in Bloom at Gibbs Gardens in Georgia
Daffodils in Bloom at Gibbs Gardens in Georgia

Millions of daffodils are in bloom for the 10th season across 50 acres of hills and valleys at Gibbs Gardens, 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, Georgia.
To prepare for the 2021 season, an additional 200,000 …

Flower(s) of the Day: Autumn in Kyoto
April 10, 2021 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Autumn in Kyoto
Flower(s) of the Day: Autumn in Kyoto

A festive bouquet of blossoms brightens a fall afternoon in Kyoto, Japan.
(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

“Saturation” of Flowers in Chicago
April 9, 2021 – 11:52 pm | Comments Off on “Saturation” of Flowers in Chicago
“Saturation” of Flowers in Chicago

“Saturation”, the spring flower show at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, is on display through Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021.
This year’s show will immerse visitors in virtually the entire spectrum …

Flower of the Day: Calla Lilies
April 3, 2021 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Calla Lilies
Flower of the Day: Calla Lilies

Spotted in a city garden in Rabat, Morocco: white calla lilies in bloom.
Wikipedia says, “Zantedeschia is a genus of eight species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa …

Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden
March 30, 2021 – 10:01 pm | Comments Off on Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden
Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden

Vita Sackville-West has been called the most visionary British horticulturalist of the 20th Century. From 1946 to 1957, she wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life on an estate named Sissinghurst that …

Flower(s) of the Day: Fez, Morocco
March 27, 2021 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Fez, Morocco
Flower(s) of the Day: Fez, Morocco

A beautiful welcoming bouquet at the entrance to the restaurant Dar Moha Almadina in Fez, Morocco.
(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

Cherry Blossom Time in Japan
March 22, 2021 – 7:34 pm | Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Time in Japan
Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Maybe next year Road Trips Gardeners will be able to experience Cherry Blossom season in Japan in person.
Cherry blossoms usually open between mid-March and early May. In 2021, cherry blossoms started March 15 in Tokyo. …

Flower of the Day: Yellow Roses
March 20, 2021 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow Roses
Flower of the Day: Yellow Roses

A lavish two-level profusion of yellow roses greeted visitors to the Nyali International Beach Resort just north of Mombasa, Kenya, in 2013.
The Indian Ocean laps the sandy beaches of the resort, which opened in 1946.
(Photo …

Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
March 17, 2021 – 9:17 pm | Comments Off on Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis

The annual Wildflower Weekend takes place April 17 and 18, 2021, in Eagle Creek Park, 7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Hours both days are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Included in gate admission are themed …