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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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 …

Spring Blooms in Indianapolis
March 11, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Spring Blooms in Indianapolis
Spring Blooms in Indianapolis

Sometimes publicity folks get a bit carried away with poetic language. Here’s how Newfields, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, describes “Spring Blooms“, open from March 22, 2019, through May 26, 2019:
“Imagine an idyllic, pastoral …

Orchid Escape Underway in Evansville, Indiana
March 4, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Orchid Escape Underway in Evansville, Indiana
Orchid Escape Underway in Evansville, Indiana

Hundreds of unique orchids are blooming in Amazonia during Orchid Escape at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, Indiana. The display continues through March 17, 2019.
Immerse yourself in the …

“The Great Big Home & Garden Show” in Cleveland
January 28, 2019 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on “The Great Big Home & Garden Show” in Cleveland
“The Great Big Home & Garden Show” in Cleveland

The Great Big Home & Garden Show takes place February 1 through 10, 2019, in the I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
The theme this year in the Garden Showcase is Fairy Tales. Road Trips Gardeners will be …

Studio Drift: Meadow
January 25, 2019 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Studio Drift: Meadow
Studio Drift: Meadow

Art imitating nature is at the heart of an upcoming exhibition at Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Opening February 22, 2019, “Studio Drift: Meadow” is the American debut of an “upside-down landscape,” a masterwork of …

“Winter Carnival Orchid Show”
January 4, 2019 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on “Winter Carnival Orchid Show”
“Winter Carnival Orchid Show”

A “Winter Carnival Orchid Show” takes place January 26 and 27, 2019, in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. …