Top 10 Daffodils for Spring
September 10, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Daffodils for Spring

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By the National Garden Bureau
Yellow trumpet daffodils are far and away the world’s most popular style of daffodils. But why stop there when the daffodil world has so much …

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Ikebana Show in Minnesota
October 9, 2017 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Ikebana Show in Minnesota
Ikebana Show in Minnesota

An Ikebana Show will be on display in the Ordway Gardens of the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 6 through 12, 2017.
Flower arrangements featuring the flowers, foliage and …

Fall Flower Show in St. Paul, Minnesota
September 27, 2017 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Fall Flower Show in St. Paul, Minnesota
Fall Flower Show in St. Paul, Minnesota

The Fall Flower Show in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota, opens October 9, 2017.
The annual show will feature hundreds of chrysanthemums of many different …

For Road Trips Gardeners in Northeast Ohio This Weekend
September 23, 2017 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on For Road Trips Gardeners in Northeast Ohio This Weekend
For Road Trips Gardeners in Northeast Ohio This Weekend

The 27th annual “Mum Fest 2017” takes place today (September 23, 2017) and tomorrow (September 24, 2017) in Lake Anna Park, Barberton, Ohio. Some 17,000 chrysanthemum plants promise “a million mum blooms”.
Official hours are 10 …

“Bruce Munro: LIGHT” in Rockford, Illinois
September 11, 2017 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on “Bruce Munro: LIGHT” in Rockford, Illinois
“Bruce Munro: LIGHT” in Rockford, Illinois

“Bruce Munro: LIGHT” is on view through November 5, 2017, in the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 North Second Street, Rockford, Illinois.
It features eight large-scale sculptures, including Munro’s iconic “Field of Light” and “Water-Towers.” Two …

Butterfly Festival
September 8, 2017 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Butterfly Festival
Butterfly Festival

As long-time readers of Road Trips for Gardeners already know, your editor considers butterflies as “flowers with wings”.
So, here’s another Butterfly Festival to check out these frequent garden visitors. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 …

“Chrysanthemums and More!” at Meijer Gardens
September 4, 2017 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on “Chrysanthemums and More!” at Meijer Gardens
“Chrysanthemums and More!” at Meijer Gardens

Celebrate “shape & form” at “Chrysanthemums and More!“, on display at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 15 through October 29, 2017..
This exhibition is centered …

Flower(s) of the Day: Summer Planter
August 26, 2017 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Summer Planter
Flower(s) of the Day: Summer Planter

Flowers in a planter outside the Visitors’ Center in Columbus, Indiana, welcome visitors to the opening of Exhibit Columbus today (August 26, 2017).
The 18 art installations are on view through the end of November.
(Photo ©2017 …

Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois
August 7, 2017 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois
Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois

The line between farms and gardens is sometimes blurred — but not here. The latest in industrial food production will be on display during the 64th annual Farm Progress Show. It’s set for August 29 …

The Herb Capital of Ohio
July 30, 2017 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on The Herb Capital of Ohio
The Herb Capital of Ohio

Just northeast of Columbus, Road Trips Gardeners will find Ohio’s Herb Capital — Gahanna (the state legislature said so in 1972).
Spend a day meandering the town’s Herbal Trail. This collaborative effort showcases 45 culinary and …

Flower of the Day: Lilacs
June 10, 2017 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilacs
Flower of the Day: Lilacs

Some of the couches in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, are upholstered in this flowery lilac print.
The annual Lilac Festival on the island started yesterday (June 9, 2017) and runs through June 18, …