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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Flower of the Day: Desert Bloom
February 23, 2019 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Desert Bloom
Flower of the Day: Desert Bloom

Dark pink flowers provide a burst of color in the rock and sand of a Central Asian desert in 2017.
(Photo ©2017 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
February 2, 2019 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea

Shocking pink is definitely the favorite color at Michèle’s Garden Bed & Breakfast in Anjuna, Goa, India.
The tropical climate allows the bougainvillea blossoms to flourish.
(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

Eurasia Plant Fair in Istanbul
November 10, 2018 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Eurasia Plant Fair in Istanbul
Eurasia Plant Fair in Istanbul

Eurasia Plant Fair and Flower Show Istanbul is a three day event being held November 22, 23 and 24, 2018 at the TUYAP Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi (TUYAP Fair and Convention Center) in Istanbul, Turkey.
Aimed …

Flower of the Day: Plant Stand Display
January 20, 2018 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Plant Stand Display
Flower of the Day: Plant Stand Display

Sidewalks in cities in Central Asia often have stands with potted flowering plants.
This example is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, captured on a sunny autumn day. The fanciful scrollwork is the perfect complement to the bright …

Flower of the Day: Red Rose
December 30, 2017 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Red Rose
Flower of the Day: Red Rose

On an early autumn afternoon, a red single rose remains on a bush planted in a courtyard in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
(Photo ©2017 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Pink Begonias
December 23, 2017 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Begonias
Flower of the Day: Pink Begonias

A pot of pink begonias delights passers-by on a street in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
(Photo ©2017 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
December 9, 2017 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Flower of the Day: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Potted flowering plants are found everywhere along busy streets in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
Many, such as these, are displayed on decorative planters.
(Photo ©2017 by Susan McKee)

Flower Show in Istanbul
November 10, 2017 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Flower Show in Istanbul
Flower Show in Istanbul

Although it’s more for retailers than consumers, the Flower Show Istanbul will be blooming November 23 through 25, 2017, in Tuyap Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
Featured will be indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, Mediterranean …

Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Goa
November 5, 2016 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Goa
Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Goa

A small plaza in Margao, Goa, is edged with a tile-topped wall.
Flowers bloom year round in India, but so do these porcelain representations.

(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
May 9, 2015 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea

Yes: your Road Trips Gardener’s favorite flower is still the bougainvillea.
These blooms — in a distinctive orange/pink hue — were spotted in Anjuna, Goa, India, in March.
Enjoy!

(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)