2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon
January 1, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on 2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon

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From the National Garden Bureau
Looking for a flower that has multiple uses in the garden, smells great, attracts pollinators and comes in scads of colors? Then you should be …

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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 …

Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina
May 15, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina
Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina

The inaugural Southeastern Plant Symposium is set for June 7 and 8, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Organizers are Mark Weathington, director of JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, and Tony Avent, founder …

Experience the Scents of Long-Lost Flowers
May 13, 2019 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Experience the Scents of Long-Lost Flowers
Experience the Scents of Long-Lost Flowers

“Resurrecting the Sublime”, an immersive installation created in collaboration with artist Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, smell researcher and artist Sissel Tolaas, debuted yesterday as part of Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial in New York City, co-organized …

Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet
April 27, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet
Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet

A colorful arrangement of spring flowers brightens a corner windowsill in Brugge, Belgium, a few years ago
(Photo ©2005 by Susan McKee)

Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino
April 22, 2019 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino
Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
More than 124 species of rhododendrom thrive in Coastal Mendocino County, California — some of which even have heavenly scents to match their vibrant beauty, unusual for these intense …

“Flower” of the Day: Wooden Tulips
April 20, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on “Flower” of the Day: Wooden Tulips
“Flower” of the Day: Wooden Tulips

Who says a Road Trips Gardener can’t have a big bouquet of colorful tulips on display year ’round?
It’s easy when they’re carved from wood, like these blooms for sale in Amsterdam, Holland, a few years …

Tulip Festival in Albany, New York
April 19, 2019 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Tulip Festival in Albany, New York
Tulip Festival in Albany, New York

The annual Tulip Festival takes place May 11 and 12, 2019, in Washington Park, Albany, New York.
Highlights include more than 100,000 tulips in bloom, musical performances, the traditional street scrubbing on State Street, children’s activities, …

Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa
April 17, 2019 – 8:10 am | Comments Off on Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa
Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa

The annual Canadian Tulip Festival takes place May 10 to 20, 2019, in Commissioners Park and Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The festival centers around Ottawa’s love affair with the tulip, with a million tulips blooming …