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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Canada Blooms in Toronto
February 27, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Canada Blooms in Toronto
Canada Blooms in Toronto

The theme is “It’s a Family Affair” at the 23rd annual Canada Blooms with more than 25 gardens designed by landscape designers, architects, and builders in the Enercare Centre, 100 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, …

Christmas Flowers on Display in Ontario
November 19, 2018 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Christmas Flowers on Display in Ontario
Christmas Flowers on Display in Ontario

The annual Poinsettia Show begins Saturday (November 24, 2018) in the Floral Showhouse, 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It ends January 6, 2019.
It’s been a family holiday tradition for more than 65 years. …

Annual Chrysanthemum Show at Niagara Falls
October 26, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Annual Chrysanthemum Show at Niagara Falls
Annual Chrysanthemum Show at Niagara Falls

The mum’s diversity of color and form will be on display during the annual Chrysanthemum Show in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
It takes place tomorrow (October 27, 2018) through November 18, 2018. Hours are 9:30 …

“The Fabulous Trajectory of Lady Elsie” in Québec
August 1, 2018 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on “The Fabulous Trajectory of Lady Elsie” in Québec
“The Fabulous Trajectory of Lady Elsie” in Québec

“The fabulous trajectory of Mrs. Elsie” is an exhibition saluting Elsie Reford, who developed between 1926 and 1958 of Les Jardins de Métis at Métis, Quebec, Canada, between 1926 and 1958. (They’re also known as …

Flower of the Day: Pink Petunias
January 6, 2018 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Petunias
Flower of the Day: Pink Petunias

Our intrepid photographer has already confessed an addiction to bougainvillea, but these shocking pink petunias are certainly in the running for favorite summer flower.
These brilliant blooms were snapped a few years ago in rural Charette, …

Ontario’s Purple Road
May 3, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Ontario’s Purple Road
Ontario’s Purple Road

The heady scent of fields of lavender welcome Road Trips Gardeners to a selection of agri-tourism destinations in Ontario, Canada — including lavender farms and shops. It’s called, appropriately enough, the Purple Road.
These are some …

Canadian Tulip Festival
April 21, 2017 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Canadian Tulip Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival

It’s the 65th anniversary of the Canadian Tulip Festival, set for May 12 through 22, 2017, in the nation’s capital, Ottawa.
This flagship festival showcases the city’s official flower, the tulip, as a symbol of international …

Flower of the Day: Pink Wildflowers
September 24, 2016 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Wildflowers
Flower of the Day: Pink Wildflowers

These pink blossoms were spotted in profusion alongside a rest area on Trans Canada Highway 1 in central Newfoundland.
Unfortunately your Road Trips Gardener can’t identify them. Can you?
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Petunias
September 17, 2016 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Petunias
Flower of the Day: Petunias

Given its location at the northern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland has lots of grey skies and drifting snow.
That’s why they favor brilliantly colored flowers in the summer.
These electric pink and purple petunias filled …

Tulip Time
April 13, 2015 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Tulip Time
Tulip Time

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen from which to choose, Road Trips Gardeners. April and May are the best times to see the flowers …