10 Extraordinary Gardens
May 27, 2015 – 7:58 pm | Comments Off on 10 Extraordinary Gardens

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Visit California
As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to …

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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 …

Valentine Orchids
February 6, 2015 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Valentine Orchids
Valentine Orchids

The orchid show sponsored by the Southern Ontario Orchid Society takes place February 14 and 15, 2015. Hours both days are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It all happens at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence …

Tulip Festivals Herald Spring
April 20, 2014 – 3:27 pm | Comments Off on Tulip Festivals Herald Spring
Tulip Festivals Herald Spring

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen in North America from which to choose.
May is a great time to see the flowers in full bloom.
The …

The Points East Tulip Festival
April 9, 2014 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on The Points East Tulip Festival
The Points East Tulip Festival

There’s nothing quite like a tulip festival where a Road Trips Gardener can pick the flowers.
That’s the promise of the Points East Coastal Drive’s You-Pick Tulip Fields from May 9 through 31, 2014.
Head …

Christmas Season With a Montréal Flair
December 13, 2013 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Christmas Season With a Montréal Flair
Christmas Season With a Montréal Flair

Christmas Season With Flair, a blend of tradition, art and rustic charm, is underway through January 5, 2014, at the Montréal Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
The Main Exhibition Greenhouse presents a …

Project Orange Thumb
December 1, 2013 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Project Orange Thumb
Project Orange Thumb

Special to Road Trips for Gardeneers
By Fiskars
Every year community gardens continue to sprout up across North America. To help groups make their community garden plans a reality, Fiskars is pleased to open its 2014 …