A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – 9:39 pm | Comments Off on A Caution in the Age of COVID-19

Many events that draw crowds have been postponed or cancelled.
If you’re planning to travel to a flower or garden event, check with the organizers to see that it’s still happening.
Some garden venues are …

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Flower(s) of the Day: A Window Box in Iowa
December 19, 2020 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A Window Box in Iowa
Flower(s) of the Day: A Window Box in Iowa

Just what we need on a cold winter’s day — flowers in a window box.
These brighten a building in the Amana Colonies, Iowa.
(Photo ©2012 by Susan McKee)

Wind Sculptures in Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum
October 5, 2020 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Wind Sculptures in Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum
Wind Sculptures in Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum

“Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker” are on display throughout the grounds of Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Licking Township, Newark, Ohio, through December 15, 2020.
Many of the metal sculptures are inspired by nature, …

Bonsai on Display at Indy’s White River Gardens
September 28, 2020 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Bonsai on Display at Indy’s White River Gardens
Bonsai on Display at Indy’s White River Gardens

Bonsai is the ancient study of transforming trees into living artworks. This fall, visitors can appreciate their intricate beauty up close with the botanical exhibit, Bonsai, in the Hilbert Conservatory at White River Gardens in …

A Japanese Garden Might be the Escape You Need
August 10, 2020 – 7:59 am | Comments Off on A Japanese Garden Might be the Escape You Need
A Japanese Garden Might be the Escape You Need

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From Portland Japanese Garden
With months of quarantine, travel restrictions, and a new way of living, it’s no wonder we’re all looking for ways to cope in the age of …

Grow History: All-America Selections Winners
August 9, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Grow History: All-America Selections Winners
Grow History: All-America Selections Winners

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By Mark Dwyers
Landscape Prescriptions by MD
When I was the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin, we enjoyed our relationship with All-America Selections (AAS), and we …

New Stamps Celebrate Ten American Gardens
May 13, 2020 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on New Stamps Celebrate Ten American Gardens
New Stamps Celebrate Ten American Gardens

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From the United States Postal Service
The natural beauty of American gardens is being celebrated by the U.S. Postal Service by issuing stamps that feature gardens ranging from botanical …

Frederik Meijer Gardens Celebrates 25 Years Today
April 20, 2020 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Frederik Meijer Gardens Celebrates 25 Years Today
Frederik Meijer Gardens Celebrates 25 Years Today

April 20, 1995: It’s been a quarter century since the first visitors arrived at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
What started with the dream of Betsy Borre and the West …

Flower of the Day: Violets
April 18, 2020 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Violets
Flower of the Day: Violets

Viola sororia, known as the common blue violet, is a short-stemmed herbaceous perennial plant that is native to eastern North America.
Your Road Trips Gardener has multitudes of violets in bloom in her Central Indiana backyard …

Spring Blooms at Indianapolis’ Newfields
March 16, 2020 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Spring Blooms at Indianapolis’ Newfields
Spring Blooms at Indianapolis’ Newfields

Warm sun. Fragrant flowers. Defrost your winter-weary self and watch the magic of spring unfold with half a million blooms in The Garden and the galleries at Newfields, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Spring Blooms“, …

Bloom: A Spring Exhibition
March 9, 2020 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Bloom: A Spring Exhibition
Bloom: A Spring Exhibition

“Bloom: A Spring Exhibition” continues through March 28, 2020, at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.
Artists featured are students at …