Top 10 Daffodils for Spring
September 10, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Daffodils for Spring

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By the National Garden Bureau
Yellow trumpet daffodils are far and away the world’s most popular style of daffodils. But why stop there when the daffodil world has so much …

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Flower(s) of the Day: Orchids and Calla Lilies
May 26, 2018 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Orchids and Calla Lilies
Flower(s) of the Day: Orchids and Calla Lilies

Sprays of shocking pink orchids are allied with bundles of white calla lilies for the floral display in the lobby of the Wyndham Grand Xi’an South in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
April 28, 2018 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Flower(s) of the Day: Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

A colorful bouquet commands attention at the center of a banquet table in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China, in March 2018.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Zinnia
February 3, 2018 – 8:38 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnia
Flower of the Day: Zinnia

Nothing makes a Road Trips Gardener think of summer more than a bouquet of bright red zinnias.
These were blooming a couple of years ago in Sichuan, China.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Red Roses
December 16, 2017 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red Roses
Flower of the Day: Red Roses

A bountiful bouquet of red roses on display in Toba, Japan.
In Toba, the Pearl Bridge connects the town and Mikimoto Shinju-to Island, the place where Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in culturing pearls in 1893.
(Photo @Susan …

Flower of the Day: Zinnia
June 17, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnia
Flower of the Day: Zinnia

Red-hot zinnias bloom in profusion in October in the Sichuan province of China.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Along the Sidewalk in Takayama, Japan
April 1, 2017 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Along the Sidewalk in Takayama, Japan
Flower(s) of the Day: Along the Sidewalk in Takayama, Japan

Lots of us put pots of flowers by the front door, but some of us go just that little bit extra to make (for lack of a better word) a tableau.
This pretty arrangement of lavender …

Flower(s) of the Day:
March 11, 2017 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day:
Flower(s) of the Day:

Wildflowers abound in the wooded areas of the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Szechuan, China.
These blooms were spotted in October 2016.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Zinnias in Chengdu
March 4, 2017 – 7:55 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnias in Chengdu
Flower of the Day: Zinnias in Chengdu

It’s only appropriate that these zinnias should be Chinese Red in color.
They were captured in Chengdu, Szechuan, China, in October 2016.

(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, China
January 25, 2017 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, China
Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, China

The colorful plum blossom is the official flower of Nanjing, China, so it’s only logical that the city celebrates the flowering — this is the festival’s 21st year. Official dates are February 17, 2017, through …

Flower(s) of the Day: A “Cube” in Red and Gold
January 14, 2017 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A “Cube” in Red and Gold
Flower(s) of the Day: A “Cube” in Red and Gold

Sometimes a hotel’s usual bouquet is replaced by one honoring a convention or meeting at the site.
Such was the case last October, when the Society of American Travelwriters held its annual convention in Wenzhou, China. …