2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon
January 1, 2019 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on 2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon

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From the National Garden Bureau
Looking for a flower that has multiple uses in the garden, smells great, attracts pollinators and comes in scads of colors? Then you should be …

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Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea
May 18, 2019 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea
Flower of the Day: Pink Azalea

Pink azaleas were in full bloom on the day I visited the Dutch Oven Bakery in Falkville, Alabama.
(Photo ©2010 by Susan McKee)

Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?
May 17, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?
Heading to Decatur, Alabama, This Weekend?

Eleven public and private gardens will be on view in the Old Decatur and Albany historic districts Sunday (May 19, 2019) for the Historic Decatur Garden Tour. The annual tour offers visitors and locals a …

Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina
May 15, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina
Southeastern Plant Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina

The inaugural Southeastern Plant Symposium is set for June 7 and 8, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Organizers are Mark Weathington, director of JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, and Tony Avent, founder …

Rhododendron Festival in Mentone, Alabama
April 15, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Rhododendron Festival in Mentone, Alabama
Rhododendron Festival in Mentone, Alabama

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the town of Mentone, Alabama — a mountain village atop the west brow of Lookout Mountain, for a two-day event paying tribute to rhododendrons. This year’s dates are …

Sacred Heart Garden Festival in Augusta, Georgia
April 12, 2019 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Sacred Heart Garden Festival in Augusta, Georgia
Sacred Heart Garden Festival in Augusta, Georgia

New this year for the 28th annual Sacred Heart Garden Festival is a live Butterfly Habitat.
The festival takes place April 26 through 28, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia. …

Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month
March 27, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month
Tour the Gardens of the White House Next Month

Headed to Washington, D.C., in April, Road Trips Gardeners? (Willing to stand in line for hours?) The White House gardens and grounds are open to visitors two days next month. The grounds will be open …

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
March 18, 2019 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Although the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off March 20 (Wednesday) and runs through April 14, 2019, the National Park Service has announced that peak bloom in Washington, D.C., this year will be from April …

Azalea Festival in Roswell, Georgia
March 8, 2019 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Azalea Festival in Roswell, Georgia
Azalea Festival in Roswell, Georgia

The Azalea Festival is making its way back to Roswell, Georgia, for the fifth year. Events are planned from April 1 through 30, 2019 Even though most of the events are throughout the month of …

Flower(s) of the Day: Impatiens and More
March 2, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Impatiens and More
Flower(s) of the Day: Impatiens and More

On a trip in May, several years ago, to Mobile, Alabama, these bright pink impatiens were in full bloom.
The white flowers serve to emphasize their color.
(Photo ©2001 by Susan McKee)

Daffodil Festival in Gloucester County, Virginia
February 25, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Daffodil Festival in Gloucester County, Virginia
Daffodil Festival in Gloucester County, Virginia

A Daffodil Festival is set for April 6 and 7, 2019, in Gloucester, Virginia. There will be all the accoutrements of a community festival, including arts & crafts, a limited edition poster, a daffodil queen …