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

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

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 …

Spring Garden Expos
January 6, 2015 – 8:10 pm | Comments Off on Spring Garden Expos
Spring Garden Expos

If it’s winter, it must be time to think about what you’re going to be doing outdoors once spring arrives.
A raft of indoor expositions are planned from coast to coast to help with that planning. …

The Flower of the Season: Poinsettia
December 7, 2014 – 11:46 pm | Comments Off on The Flower of the Season: Poinsettia
The Flower of the Season: Poinsettia

A quick way to catch the holiday spirit is a wander through a holiday flower show.
‘Tis the season for holiday flower shows, and the flower of choice is the poinsettia. Purists know that the colorful …

Fluttering Flowers
June 30, 2014 – 10:50 am | 2 Comments
Fluttering Flowers

Butterflies and flowers naturally go together, the latter tethered to the earth, and the former free to flit, bringing both color and motion to a garden.
Many conservatories host butterfly exhibits. Some are seasonal, others are …

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 …

Scotland’s Botanic Gardens
February 1, 2014 – 2:45 pm | Comments Off on Scotland’s Botanic Gardens
Scotland’s Botanic Gardens

Road Trips Gardeners may think that the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is its only location in Scotland. Nope. It’s just first among four, all in the southern part of Scotland.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, …

Poinsettias: Holiday Flower Show Stars
December 4, 2013 – 10:10 pm | Comments Off on Poinsettias: Holiday Flower Show Stars
Poinsettias: Holiday Flower Show Stars

It’s inevitable: some time during December you’ll have the urge to check out a holiday flower show.
Fortunately, Road Trips Gardeners, there are shows in progress all across the country.
This is a great time not only …

Fall’s the Time to Battle Honeysuckle
October 23, 2013 – 5:48 pm | Comments Off on Fall’s the Time to Battle Honeysuckle
Fall’s the Time to Battle Honeysuckle

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From University of Dayton
As leaves drop in autumn, it’s a good time to enjoy the reds, yellows and oranges drifting from the trees — and it’s also a good …

Top 10 Plants You Can’t Kill
July 15, 2013 – 2:26 pm | Comments Off on Top 10 Plants You Can’t Kill
Top 10 Plants You Can’t Kill

Here, courtesy of Birds & Blooms, are ten plants that “are not only tough as nails, but they’re pretty, too. Turn your black thumb into a green thumb with these top picks.”
1. Coneflowers (Echinacea, Zones …