2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon
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Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand
December 17, 2018 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand
Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand

Is Thailand on your travel schedule next year, Road Trips Gardeners?
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place February 1 through 3, 2019, in the town known as the “rose of the north”. Look for the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing
December 1, 2018 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing
Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing

A colorful array of flowers and plants in pots greets visitors to Chongqing Liangjiang International Movie City — a combination film studio and theme park in the Longxing Industrial Park, Yubei District, Chongqing, China.
Historic façades …

Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival
October 12, 2018 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival
Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri – a Japanese Mum Festival

A Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival) takes place November 1 through 23, 2018, in the Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Bunkyo district, Tokyo, Japan.
Approximately 2,000 chrysanthemum plants will bloom in the shrine precincts, creating a colorful …

Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
October 8, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden

Road Trips Gardeners will have to hurry across the Pacific Ocean to catch the annual chrysanthemum show in the Humble Administrator’s Garden, 178 Northeast Street, Gusu District, Suzhou, China.
The seasonal display opened September 1, and …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
August 25, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry trees are pictured in full blossom in the Huashan Mountains of China.
These were flowering last April.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Formal Planter
August 4, 2018 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Formal Planter
Flower of the Day: Formal Planter

Stately arrangements of plants in tall planters outline the area around the Shanghai Museum in Shanghai, China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Roses
July 28, 2018 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Roses
Flower of the Day: Roses

Shocking pink roses were blooming in profusion last April in Hangchen Park, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
(Photo by ©2018 Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Tulips
July 14, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulips
Flower of the Day: Tulips

Bright red tulips (and a rogue yellow bloom) lined a narrow street in Dangjacun Village, Shaanxi Province, China, last April.
Since the bulb flower originated in Turkey, it’s logical that its popularity spread east as well …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
July 7, 2018 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Pink cherry blossoms were everywhere on Huashan Mountain in Shaanxi Province, China.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit rural China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Singapore Garden Festival
July 4, 2018 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Singapore Garden Festival
Singapore Garden Festival

The Singapore Garden Festival takes place July 21 through August 3, 2018, at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Suntec, Singapore.
Produced every other year, the fest includes gardens from Australia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, South …