Fluttering Flowers
July 1, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Fluttering Flowers

Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
There are all sorts of places to see butterflies. Some botanical …

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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 …

Book Review: “The Real Dirt on Composting”
August 2, 2015 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Book Review: “The Real Dirt on Composting”
Book Review: “The Real Dirt on Composting”

C’mon: you know you should do it. Why waste all those vegetable peelings and carrot fronds when they could be turned into really good dirt?
Cheryl Wilfong has penned The Real Dirt on Composing (Heart Path …

“The Life of Vita Sackville-West”
April 13, 2015 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on “The Life of Vita Sackville-West”
“The Life of Vita Sackville-West”

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward.
She is perhaps best known as the creator of England’s most-visited gardens, at Sissinghurst Castle. …

Flora Illustrata
November 17, 2014 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flora Illustrata
Flora Illustrata

“Flora Illustrata: A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks” opens November 15, 2014, in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York.
The display of books, manuscripts, maps, private …

Planting the Seeds of History
August 11, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Planting the Seeds of History
Planting the Seeds of History

Andrea Wulf will talk about her book, /em>, at 2 p.m. October 18, 2014, in the Technology & Education Center, 708 West Seminary Road, Vevay, Indiana.
Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as …

Coastal Garden Plants: Maine to Maryland
December 8, 2013 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Coastal Garden Plants: Maine to Maryland
Coastal Garden Plants: Maine to Maryland

Coastal Garden Plants: Maine to Maryland by Roy L. Heizer with photography by Nancy Heizer (Schiffer Publishing Ltd.) explores the flowers, shrubs, and trees of America’s northern coastal region.
Stroll through Portland, Boston Common, New York …

All-Seasons Garden Guide
April 14, 2013 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on All-Seasons Garden Guide
All-Seasons Garden Guide

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
The biggest trend in gardening for 2013? Less is more.
This is according to the new edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide, which sees a movement toward …

Edible Gardening
March 24, 2013 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Edible Gardening
Edible Gardening

In between jaunts to see gardens, we’re growing our own plants, aren’t we, Road Trips Gardeners?
Even if we don’t have lots of acreage (and lots of time), we still can grow veggies. That’s the premise …