‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
November 3, 2019 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens

As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Feria de las Flores in Colombia
July 5, 2019 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Feria de las Flores in Colombia
Feria de las Flores in Colombia

Flower enthusiasts rave about La Feria de las Flores. This marks the 62nd year for the annual celebration of flowers in Medellín, Colombia, set for August 2 through August 11, 2019.
More than 400 different events …

“Flower” of the Day: Christmas in Ushuaia, Argentina
December 22, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on “Flower” of the Day: Christmas in Ushuaia, Argentina
“Flower” of the Day: Christmas in Ushuaia, Argentina

Evergreens are decorated for Christmas, even at the southern tip of the Southern Hemisphere.
This festive holiday tree graced the lobby of the Arakur Hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina, in December 2017.
(Photo ©2017 by Susan McKee)

La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia
July 20, 2018 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia
La Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia

Headed to South America next month, Road Trips Gardeners? If Colombia is on your itinerary consider a stop in Medellin for La Feria de las Flores (Festival of Flowers). It runs from August 3 through …

Feria de las Flores
July 24, 2015 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Feria de las Flores
Feria de las Flores

No doubt when you’ve stopped to pick up flowers at the supermarket, Road Trips Gardeners, you’ve seen the tag: grown in Colombia.
Well, the South American country is justly famous for its flowers and exports them …

Flower of the Day: Wildflowers
May 5, 2012 – 12:25 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Wildflowers
Flower of the Day: Wildflowers

Your Road Trips Gardener confesses that she can’t positively identify these colorful blooms.
Our photographer snapped ’em on Parrot Island in the Brazilian province of Santa Catarina (that’s about an hour south of Rio de Janiero, …

Flower of the Day: Amaryllis
March 31, 2012 – 12:43 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Amaryllis
Flower of the Day: Amaryllis

In North America, the flower known as the amaryllis is a Christmas conceit, often forced to bloom indoors in late December as part of holiday decorations.
But, it seems, this blossoming bulb isn’t really an …

Flower of the Day: Red Roses
February 11, 2012 – 12:43 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red Roses
Flower of the Day: Red Roses

Brilliant red roses are part of a design constant in the Hotel Faena, Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires, Argentina (map).
Set in a completely gutted and repurposed industrial building in the section of the city called …

“Flower” of the Day: Floralis Genérica
January 7, 2012 – 12:40 pm | Comments Off on “Flower” of the Day: Floralis Genérica
“Flower” of the Day: Floralis Genérica

OK, Road Trips Gardeners, this isn’t really a flower.
Floralis Genérica is a massive sculpture of a flower set into the Plaza Naciones Unidas on Av. Presidente Figueroa Alcorta in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Created by Eduardo Catalano, …

Flower of the Day: Lobivia Arachnacantha
October 29, 2011 – 12:42 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lobivia Arachnacantha
Flower of the Day: Lobivia Arachnacantha

Today’s flower is the bright red bloom of the Lobivia arachnacantha v. densiseta, a trichocereae cactus thought to originate in Bolivia. (It’s also known as Echinopsis arachnacanthus.)
Our intrepid photographer caught it blossoming in the desert …

Orchid Conservation Conference in Peru
December 11, 2010 – 12:52 am | One Comment
Orchid Conservation Conference in Peru

A four-day conference highlighting orchid conservation and education will be held February 25 through 28, 2011, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Peru, home to the largest collection of indigenous orchids in their natural habitat …