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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Johannesburg International Flower Show
October 21, 2019 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on Johannesburg International Flower Show
Johannesburg International Flower Show

The first Johannesburg International Flower Show will take place October 30 through November 3, 2019, in the Mall of Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Look for an exhibition filled with flowers, gardens, nursery displays, music, and food …

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)

Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad
February 18, 2017 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad
Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad

When the daily temperatures are over 100° F it’s hard to maintain a flower garden.
The landscapers at the Hilton Hotel in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, have tried planting a floral circle with a variety …

Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Chad
October 22, 2016 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Chad
Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Chad

In a city where the daytime temps often exceed 110° F, the most lasting blooms are often representations of reality.
These floral ceramic tiles are outside the doorway to the Hilton N’Djamena in the capital city …

Flower of the Day: Geranium
June 21, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Geranium
Flower of the Day: Geranium

Colorful geraniums in red, white and pink border a sidewalk in Casablanca, Morocco.
(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Tropical
June 14, 2014 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Tropical
Flower(s) of the Day: Tropical

Brilliant red tropical flowers greeted me at the entrance way in my room in the Oberoi Resort on the island of Mauritius.
There’s nothing like a bouquet of local blooms to brighten the day.
(Photo by Susan …

Flower(s) of the Day: Roses
May 24, 2014 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Roses
Flower(s) of the Day: Roses

A beautiful bouquet of roses in many colors greets diners at the Restaurant Dar-Moha Almadina in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Note, too, the intricate mosaic panel on the wall behind the flowers.

(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Firecracker Flower
August 24, 2013 – 8:19 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Firecracker Flower
Flower of the Day: Firecracker Flower

These bright yellow flowers were captured earlier this week by our intrepid photographer.
According to Wikipedia, Crossandra infundibuliformis (firecracker flower), is a species of flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to southern India and Sri …

Flower of the Day: Kenyan Roses
August 17, 2013 – 1:53 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Kenyan Roses
Flower of the Day: Kenyan Roses

Cut flowers (especially roses) are one of the Kenyan economy’s fastest growing industries (horticulture is the third largest foreign exchange earner after tourism and tea).
The export of roses continues to dominate the export market with …

Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
August 3, 2013 – 12:29 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea

Yes, Road Trips Gardeners, here’s another photo of bougainvillea.
This magnificent display of shocking pink was captured on a wall in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, in late July by our intrepid photographer.
No doubt the combination of latitude …