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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Flower(s) of the Day: A Bouquet in Bruges
June 22, 2019 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A Bouquet in Bruges
Flower(s) of the Day: A Bouquet in Bruges

A pink and purple floral bouquet fills a corner of a window in the old city of Bruges, Belgium.
(Photo ©2005 by Susan McKee)

Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace
May 31, 2019 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace
Flower Show at England’s Blenheim Palace

The Flower Show at Blenheim Palace takes place June 21, 22 and 23, 2019. The gates are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and parking is free. Tickets are available online or at the …

Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe
May 27, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe
Plant Journeys – From Asia to Europe

“Plant Journeys: An Evening with Naoko Abe, Jamie Compton and Chris Lane” takes place beginning at 7 p.m. June 4, 2019, in the Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, England.
The pair of …

Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet
April 27, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet
Flower of the Day: Spring Bouquet

A colorful arrangement of spring flowers brightens a corner windowsill in Brugge, Belgium, a few years ago
(Photo ©2005 by Susan McKee)

“Flower” of the Day: Wooden Tulips
April 20, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on “Flower” of the Day: Wooden Tulips
“Flower” of the Day: Wooden Tulips

Who says a Road Trips Gardener can’t have a big bouquet of colorful tulips on display year ’round?
It’s easy when they’re carved from wood, like these blooms for sale in Amsterdam, Holland, a few years …

Flower of the Day: Red Gladioli
April 13, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red Gladioli
Flower of the Day: Red Gladioli

Summers bring warmth, sunlight, and flowers to Finland.
Here, the tower of the Old Church, dating from medieval times, rises above a bed of red gladioli blooming along the harbor in Naantali — one of the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Dinner Centerpiece
April 6, 2019 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Dinner Centerpiece
Flower(s) of the Day: Dinner Centerpiece

Flowers surround a candle for a centerpiece at Ashford Castle, an eight-hundred-year-old five-star hotel in County Mayo, Ireland.
(Photo ©2007 by Susan McKee)

Narcissi, Tulips in Bloom in Vaud, Switzerland
April 5, 2019 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Narcissi, Tulips in Bloom in Vaud, Switzerland
Narcissi, Tulips in Bloom in Vaud, Switzerland

Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland.
Wild narcissi are in bloom along the Montreux Riviera from April to June, transforming the meadows above Montreux and Vevey into white, perfumed …

Tulip Festivals in Amsterdam Signal Spring
April 1, 2019 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Tulip Festivals in Amsterdam Signal Spring
Tulip Festivals in Amsterdam Signal Spring

The tulip fever strikes again. During the Tulip Festival Amsterdam, hundreds of thousands blooming tulips can be admired in dozens of venues all over the capital.
This is the best month to see tulips in Holland, …

Flower of the Day: Tulip
March 30, 2019 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulip
Flower of the Day: Tulip

Boxes of tulip bulbs and other spring flower corms are offered for sale by the thousands in markets in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Road Trips Gardeners need to remember that they can’t bring bulbs (or plants or …