A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – 9:39 pm | Comments Off on A Caution in the Age of COVID-19

Many events that draw crowds have been postponed or cancelled.
If you’re planning to travel to a flower or garden event, check with the organizers to see that it’s still happening.
Some garden venues are …

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GROW by Daan Roosegaarde
January 21, 2021 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on GROW by Daan Roosegaarde
GROW by Daan Roosegaarde

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
Daan Roosegaarde’s latest artwork GROW is an homage to the beauty and importance of agriculture. In the world film premiere GROW appears as a luminous dreamscape. Red and blue …

Flower(s) of the Day: A Window Box in Iowa
December 19, 2020 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A Window Box in Iowa
Flower(s) of the Day: A Window Box in Iowa

Just what we need on a cold winter’s day — flowers in a window box.
These brighten a building in the Amana Colonies, Iowa.
(Photo ©2012 by Susan McKee)

Kampong National Botanical Garden in Miami
December 8, 2020 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Kampong National Botanical Garden in Miami
Kampong National Botanical Garden in Miami

The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) hosts a live, virtual tour of Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove, Florida (near Miami), with Craig Morell, Director.
It begins at 3 p.m. EDT December …

Flower of the Day: Iris
December 5, 2020 – 8:19 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Iris
Flower of the Day: Iris

Iris have been planted in profusion around the Old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville, the former capital of Georgia.
According to Wikipedia: Iris is a genus of 260 to 300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. …

Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights in Tennessee
November 20, 2020 – 7:27 pm | Comments Off on Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights in Tennessee
Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights in Tennessee

The sixth annual Holiday Lights festival opened today at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, and will run through January 10, 2021. Featuring more than a million lights throughout the gardens, …

Wind Sculptures in Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum
October 5, 2020 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Wind Sculptures in Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum
Wind Sculptures in Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum

“Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker” are on display throughout the grounds of Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Licking Township, Newark, Ohio, through December 15, 2020.
Many of the metal sculptures are inspired by nature, …

Super Nature Artists at Garden Museum in London
September 30, 2020 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Super Nature Artists at Garden Museum in London
Super Nature Artists at Garden Museum in London

For Road Trips Gardeners able to get to the United Kingdom this month, “Super Nature” will be open for just one weekend — October 9 through 11, 2020, at the Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace …

Bonsai on Display at Indy’s White River Gardens
September 28, 2020 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Bonsai on Display at Indy’s White River Gardens
Bonsai on Display at Indy’s White River Gardens

Bonsai is the ancient study of transforming trees into living artworks. This fall, visitors can appreciate their intricate beauty up close with the botanical exhibit, Bonsai, in the Hilbert Conservatory at White River Gardens in …

Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden
September 3, 2020 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden

Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to North Carolina State University, will open two weekends in September at 9241 Sauls Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, for public viewing and plant purchases. These are the …

Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?
August 16, 2020 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?
Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?

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By Soil Science Society of America
Soil microbes like bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes are important for many reasons. The Soil Science Society of America’s (SSSA) Soils Matter Blog for August …