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: Yellow Iris
July 20, 2019 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow Iris
Flower of the Day: Yellow Iris

Sunny yellow iris bloom in Schiller Park, a centerpiece of the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo @2019 by Susan McKee)

Flower Show in Southport, United Kingdom
July 19, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Flower Show in Southport, United Kingdom
Flower Show in Southport, United Kingdom

A Flower Show takes place August 15 through 18, 2019, in the Victoria Park Playground, Southport, England, United Kingdom.
Said to bethe largest independent flower show in the country (attracting over 50,000 visitors across four days), …

Garden-Inspired Floral Arranging
July 17, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Garden-Inspired Floral Arranging
Garden-Inspired Floral Arranging

An Afternoon of Garden-Inspired Floral Arranging is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. September 7, 2019, in the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Compose a seasonal arrangement while learning the design …

Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky
July 15, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky
Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky

The 11th annual Oak Grove Butterfly Festival takes place at Valor Hall Conference & Event Center, 105 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, Kentucky, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 28, 2019.
A live release of …

Nitrogen from Biosolids Help Urban Soils
July 14, 2019 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Nitrogen from Biosolids Help Urban Soils
Nitrogen from Biosolids Help Urban Soils

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
by Soil Science Society of America
The “zero waste” trend could have a friend in the form of biosolids. Biosolids are the materials produced after domestic waste is treated in …

Flower of the Day: Zinnias
July 13, 2019 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnias
Flower of the Day: Zinnias

An iconic flower of summer in Midwestern gardens, the zinnia shows off its colors at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
July 12, 2019 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
Carnivorous Plants and a Beer

If you’ll be in Central Indiana this evening, Road Trips Gardeners, how about this for a fun class!
“Carnivorous Plants and a Beer” takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today (July 12, 2019), in the …

Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie
July 10, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie
Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie

Road Trips Gardeners (and their kids) will have the chance to show off their “pollination powers” in an interactive exhibition in the Minnetrista Center, 1200 North Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, Indiana.
The Amazing Pollinators Exhibit, open now …

Butterfly Festival in Central New Jersey
July 8, 2019 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on Butterfly Festival in Central New Jersey
Butterfly Festival in Central New Jersey

A Butterfly Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 3, 2019, in the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, New Jersey
Tour the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, where you can see …

Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue
July 6, 2019 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue
Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue

Wildflowers grow among the stones remaining in the ancient city of Carthage, just outside Tunis, Tunisia.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)