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 …

Read the full story »
Eastern Canada

Europe

Great Gardens

Midwestern USA

Western USA

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Western USA

Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose
August 17, 2019 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose
Flower of the Day: Barbra Streisand Rose

Rosa ‘Barbra Streisand’ is a Hybrid Tea rose with fragrant clusters of large, four-inch-across, lavender flowers (26-30 petals), adorned with deep magenta petal edges. Opening from lavender buds, the flowers exude a strong, citrus, rose …

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)

Butterfly Flutterby in Grapevine, Texas
July 29, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Butterfly Flutterby in Grapevine, Texas
Butterfly Flutterby in Grapevine, Texas

The annual Butterfly Flutterby takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 19, 2019, in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street, Grapevine, Texas.
(Photo courtesy of Grapevine Parks and Recreation)

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 …

Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino
April 22, 2019 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino
Rhododendron Fan? Head to Mendocino

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
More than 124 species of rhododendrom thrive in Coastal Mendocino County, California — some of which even have heavenly scents to match their vibrant beauty, unusual for these intense …

Japan’s Osaka Castle Replicated in Las Vegas
April 8, 2019 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on Japan’s Osaka Castle Replicated in Las Vegas
Japan’s Osaka Castle Replicated in Las Vegas

The spring display in the Conservatory & Botanical Garden of Bellagio, 3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, is a replica of Osaka Castle in Japan.
Through June 15, 2019, the Conservatory takes guests …

Field Day at the Dallas Arboretum
March 22, 2019 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Field Day at the Dallas Arboretum
Field Day at the Dallas Arboretum

Just a “heads up” notice (since your Road Trips Gardener has no details…yet).
June 26, 2019, is “Field Day” at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas.
More when it’s announced!
(Photo courtesy of …

Opening Day at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad
March 1, 2019 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Opening Day at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad
Opening Day at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad

Today (March 1, 2019) is opening day at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, California. The colorful event runs through May 12, 2019.
“We’re excited to see that the fields have …

“Gardens of the World” in Seattle
January 30, 2019 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on “Gardens of the World” in Seattle
“Gardens of the World” in Seattle

Gardens of the World is the theme for the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, to be held February 20 through 24, 2019, in the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington.
Hours are 9 …

“Pacific Orchid Exposition”
January 21, 2019 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on “Pacific Orchid Exposition”
“Pacific Orchid Exposition”

The “Pacific Orchid Exposition” of the San Francisco Orchid Society takes place February 22, 23 ad 24, 2019, in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park, 1199 Ninth Avenue, San Francisco, California.
Theme for the …