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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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 …

Dallas Blooms: “Life’s A Picnic”
January 18, 2019 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Dallas Blooms: “Life’s A Picnic”
Dallas Blooms: “Life’s A Picnic”

Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest, takes place February 23 through April 7, 2019, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas.
Themed “Life’s A Picnic,” the spring …

Christmas in the Amarillo Botanical Garden
December 10, 2018 – 8:38 am | Comments Off on Christmas in the Amarillo Botanical Garden
Christmas in the Amarillo Botanical Garden

“Christmas in the Gardens” features more than 350,000 sparkling lights in the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas.
Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 23, 2018.
This …

“The Splendor of Mums” on Display in Cupertino
October 24, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on “The Splendor of Mums” on Display in Cupertino
“The Splendor of Mums” on Display in Cupertino

Wandering south of San Francisco early next month, Road Trips Gardeners?
The annual chrysanthemum show sponsored by the Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society takes place November 3 and 4, 2018, in the Quinlan Center, 10185 North Stelling …

Flower of the Day: Yellow Blooms in Flagstaff
September 29, 2018 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow Blooms in Flagstaff
Flower of the Day: Yellow Blooms in Flagstaff

A pot of sunny yellow flowers — a variety of daisies, perhaps — greets passers-by in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, in early September.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Lobby of the Overton Hotel
September 22, 2018 – 8:02 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Lobby of the Overton Hotel
Flower(s) of the Day: Lobby of the Overton Hotel

A lush arrangement in lavender, white and yellow greeted guests in the lobby of the Overton Hotel in Lubbock, Texas, in June 2018.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Los Angeles and Its River
September 10, 2018 – 8:10 am | Comments Off on Los Angeles and Its River
Los Angeles and Its River

La Reina de Los Ángeles will present a discussion of our current relationship with water, using the Los Angeles River as an entry point. Through contemporary art works, documentary films, historic materials and special programming, …