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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Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman
September 13, 2019 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman
Alabama Gourd Show in Cullman

Road Trips Gardeners heading through Alabama next month might want to check out the display of unique creations, all handmade from gourds, at the Alabama Gourd Show in the Civic Center, 510 Fifth Street Southwest, …

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour
September 4, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour
Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour

The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour takes place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday (September 7, 2019), at the Cajun Prairie Habitat Restoration Site, 510 East Magnolia, Eunice, Louisiana.
The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation …

Flower of the Day: Densiseta
August 10, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Densiseta
Flower of the Day: Densiseta

The red-flowering cactus is Lobivia araghnaganta var. densiseta, a native of Bolivia. This one was blooming in the Huntington Gardens, San Marino, California, a few years ago.
(Photo ©2011 by Susan McKee)

Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky
July 15, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky
Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Kentucky

The 11th annual Oak Grove Butterfly Festival takes place at Valor Hall Conference & Event Center, 105 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, Kentucky, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 28, 2019.
A live release of …

Fluttering Flowers
July 1, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Fluttering Flowers
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 …

South Carolina Festival of Flowers
June 7, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on South Carolina Festival of Flowers
South Carolina Festival of Flowers

The South Carolina Festival of Flowers takes place throughout the month of June, but the main weekend is today, tomorrow, and Sunday (June 7, 8 and 9, 2019).
This is the 52nd year for the “beginning …

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival
June 3, 2019 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

A Rhododendron Festival takes place June 22 and 23, 2019, in Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee (between Asheville, North Carolina, and Johnson City, Tennessee).
Road Trips Gardeners will be able to visit what’s said to be …

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 …