AAS Winners that Attract Pollinators
July 6, 2018 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off on AAS Winners that Attract Pollinators

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From All-America Selections
Not sure which types of pollinators you want to host? Flowers like zinnias and verbena attract a wide variety of pollinators.
Looking to attract butterflies? Plant both host …

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Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
August 15, 2018 – 8:16 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 this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday (August 17, 2018), plus 9 a.m. to …

Flowers of the Day: French Lick Resort
August 11, 2018 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: French Lick Resort
Flowers of the Day: French Lick Resort

This colorful bouquet greets guests in the opulent lobby of the French Lick Resort and Casino in French Lick, Indiana.
The resort is a restored, modernized, and expanded version of an old spa hotel featuring “healing” …

Minnesota Garlic Festival
August 3, 2018 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Minnesota Garlic Festival
Minnesota Garlic Festival

Curious about how garlic is grown (not to mention the myriad recipes the bulb inspires)? Check out the Minnesota Garlic Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 11, 2018, at the McLeod County …

Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island
July 30, 2018 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island
Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island

Road Trips Gardeners don’t have to stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, to attend the Grand Garden Show, but it does make things easier. That’s because your show tix are included in …

Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan
July 11, 2018 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan
Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Michigan

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From Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
A rare Amorphophallus titanum expected to reach peak bloom between tomorrow and Saturday (July 12-14, 2018), in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservancy …

Gardeners Who Love Melons: Take Note
July 1, 2018 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Gardeners Who Love Melons: Take Note
Gardeners Who Love Melons: Take Note

By Diane Blazek
Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
The first All-American Selections winners for 2019 have been announced.
Melon Orange SilverWave F1 (left) is the Regional Winner – Northeast, Southeast (Bred by Asia Seed Co., Ltd.)
Orange …

Lilac Time in Lombard
April 20, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Lilac Time in Lombard
Lilac Time in Lombard

“Lilac Time” takes place May 4 through 20, 2018, in Lilacia Park, 150 South Park Avenue, Lombard, Illinois. Although the main draw is the fabulous scent of lilacs, there are all sorts of activities planned.
There’s …

“Bugs!” in Fort Wayne
April 13, 2018 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on “Bugs!” in Fort Wayne
“Bugs!” in Fort Wayne

Your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies “living flowers”. If you’ve got a little one enraptured by “Bugs!” be sure to swing through Northeast Indiana to catch the butterfly exhibit at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, …

Holland, Michigan, Presents Tulip Time
April 9, 2018 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Holland, Michigan, Presents Tulip Time
Holland, Michigan, Presents Tulip Time

Five million tulip bulbs will blossom for the annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, set for May 5 through 13, 2018.
You’ll find them flowering along city streets (especially along eighth street), in city parks, …

“Tulip Time” in Pella, Iowa.
April 6, 2018 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on “Tulip Time” in Pella, Iowa.
“Tulip Time” in Pella, Iowa.

If Iowa’s on your route next month, Road Trips Gardeners, consider a stop in Pella for the annual Tulip Time celebration, now celebrating its 83rd year.
The family-friendly event May 3, 4 and 5, 2018, features …