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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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, …

“Standard Flower Show” at Meijer Gardens
August 14, 2019 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on “Standard Flower Show” at Meijer Gardens
“Standard Flower Show” at Meijer Gardens

A “Standard Flower Show” is set for September 7 and 8, 2019, in the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This show features floral designs and a horticulture …

Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
August 7, 2019 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale

The Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale takes place August 16, 17, and 18, 2019, in the Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Some 200 bonsai trees will be on display, …

Flower(s) of the Day: Summer’s Bounty
August 3, 2019 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Summer’s Bounty
Flower(s) of the Day: Summer’s Bounty

Hours of sunlight (and probably a bit of fertilizer) make this flower cart blossom into a summer work of art.
It’s among a half-dozen or so on the wide sidewalk in front of the Ironworks Hotel …

The Garden Show on Mackinac Island
July 31, 2019 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on The Garden Show on Mackinac Island
The Garden Show on Mackinac Island

It’s almost time for the Garden Show at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan. This year’s dates are August 25, 26, and 27, 2019.
Speakers include Jimmy Turner of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia; Paul …

Butterflies & Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden
July 26, 2019 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Butterflies & Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden
Butterflies & Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden

Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. Open now through …

Two Monarch Festivals in Early September
July 22, 2019 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Two Monarch Festivals in Early September
Two Monarch Festivals in Early September

Two Monarch Festivals take place September 7, 2019 — one in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the other in Galesburg, Illinois.
The Minnesota fest is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 7, 2019, at Lake Nokomis, 49th Street …

Flower of the Day: Yellow Iris
July 20, 2019 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow Iris
Flower of the Day: Yellow Iris

Sunny yellow iris bloom in Schiller Park, a centerpiece of the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo @2019 by Susan McKee)