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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Monarchs and Milkweed Festival
June 17, 2019 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Monarchs and Milkweed Festival
Monarchs and Milkweed Festival

A Monarchs and Milkweed Festival takes place noon to 3 p.m. June 23, 2019, in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, part of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, Illinois.
It’s the …

Fox Cities Butterfly Festival
June 10, 2019 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Fox Cities Butterfly Festival
Fox Cities Butterfly Festival

The 11th annual Fox Cities Butterfly Festival takes place from 9 a.m. ’til noon June 15, 2019, in the City Park, 500 East Franklin Street, downtown Appleton, Wisconsin.
Admission is free. Activities for the whole …

Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies
May 25, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies
Flower of the Day: Yellow and White Pansies

Concrete planters enliven the streets of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. In early May, they’re planted with pansies in a rainbow of hues. Here: yellow and white.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island
May 24, 2019 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island
Lilac Festival on Michigan’s Mackinac Island

Spring arrives a little bit later in the northern reaches of Michigan, so the 10-day The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival takes place June 7 through 16, 2019.
The highlight — the Lilac Festival Grand Parade …

Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan
May 22, 2019 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan
Rooftop Sculpture Garden Opens in Michigan

The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden, just open at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is part of the “Welcoming the World: Honoring …

Holland, Michigan, Paints the Town Orange
April 10, 2019 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Holland, Michigan, Paints the Town Orange
Holland, Michigan, Paints the Town Orange

It’s the 90th anniversary year for Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan. The dates are May 4 through 12, 2019.
This year’s theme is “orange” (that’s the color symbolizing the royal family in the Netherlands), so all …

Dogwood-Azalea Festival in Charleston, Missouri
April 3, 2019 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Dogwood-Azalea Festival in Charleston, Missouri
Dogwood-Azalea Festival in Charleston, Missouri

The 51st annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival takes place April 11 through 14, 2019, in Charleston, Missouri.
A highlight is the six-mile trail — the dogwoods and azaleas along the route are expected to be at peak …

Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
March 25, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis

Here’s a chance to sharpen your observational skills, Road Trips Gardeners. Eagle Creek Park, 7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, is hosting a Wildflower Weekend April 27 and 28, 2019.
Guided hikes will take “citizen scientists” …

What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?
March 17, 2019 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?
What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By American Society of Agronomy,
Soil Science Society of America, and
Crop Science Society of America
“A healthy community requires healthy soil.” This idea spurred a consortium of researchers, farmers, and community …

Dogwood Festival in Camdenton, Missouri
March 15, 2019 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Dogwood Festival in Camdenton, Missouri
Dogwood Festival in Camdenton, Missouri

The 69th annual Dogwood Festival takes place April 25, 26, and 27, 2019, in and around Camdenton Middle School, 88 Laker Drive, Camdenton, Missouri.
In addition to the beautiful blooming trees all around town, the fest …