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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Omaha’s Chrysanthemum Show
September 30, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Omaha’s Chrysanthemum Show
Omaha’s Chrysanthemum Show

The Fall Chrysanthemum Show takes place Saturday (October 5, 2019) through November 17, 2019, in Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Bold chrysanthemums …

Three Shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden
September 27, 2019 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Three Shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Three Shows at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Three plant shows will take place simultaneously October 19 and 20, 2019, at the

Fall Bonsai Show at Meijer Gardens
September 23, 2019 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Fall Bonsai Show at Meijer Gardens
Fall Bonsai Show at Meijer Gardens

A Fall Bonsai Show takes place October 5 and 6, 2019, at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 5, …

Flower of the Day: Lilies
September 21, 2019 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilies
Flower of the Day: Lilies

Fragrant lilies scent the lobby of the Ironworks Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show
September 20, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show
Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show

The annual Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale takes place October 12 and 13, 2019, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, …

Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums
September 14, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums
Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow Chrysanthemums

It’s fall on the merchandising calendar, if not on the seasonal one.
Here are some sunny yellow chrysanthemums for sale at an Indianapolis grocery store earlier this month.
(Photo by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Red!
August 24, 2019 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red!
Flower of the Day: Red!

Summer blossoms in a riot of red enliven the front yard of a house in the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois
August 23, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois
Roadside Flower Sale Workshops in Glencoe, Illinois

Learn how to preserve nature by creating dried floral arrangements, bouquets, and wreaths at a “Roadside Flower Sale Workshop” in Burnstein Hall, the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
The two-hour-long workshops are …

Central States Dahlia Society Show
August 21, 2019 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Central States Dahlia Society Show
Central States Dahlia Society Show

The Central States Dahlia Society Show takes place September 14 and 15, 2019, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
More than 2,000 dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver …

Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society
August 16, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society
Mushroom Show at the Chicago Botanic Society

Technically, they’re not a product of a garden (they’re foraged in the wild), and, heck, they’re not even plants. But Road Trips Gardeners can check out the exhibition of 50 to 100 varieties of “fleshy, …