Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive …

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Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day
January 24, 2020 – 7:47 am | Comments Off on Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day
Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day

Held on the last Saturday in January each year, National Seed Swap Day is a chance for growers to exchange seeds for flowers, vegetables, herbs, and, well, anything that grows from seed.
There are multitudes of …

American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps
January 1, 2020 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps
American Gardens on U.S. Postage Stamps

The United States Postal Service™ celebrates the beauty of American Gardens in a set of commemoratives.
This pane of 20 stamps features ten different photographs of botanic, country estate, and municipal gardens, taken between 1996 and …

Filoli’s Orchid Show in Woodside, California
December 9, 2019 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Filoli’s Orchid Show in Woodside, California
Filoli’s Orchid Show in Woodside, California

Orchids are considered one of the most important plant collections at Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California. They’re spotlighted from January 4 through February 24, 2020, during the annual Orchid Show. …

Chrysanthemum Shows in Los Angeles County
November 1, 2019 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Chrysanthemum Shows in Los Angeles County
Chrysanthemum Shows in Los Angeles County

the Descansco Chrysanthemum Society Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow (November 2, 2019) in Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, California.
A second Chrysanthemum Show & Sale takes place the …

National Chrysanthemum Society Convention
October 16, 2019 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on National Chrysanthemum Society Convention
National Chrysanthemum Society Convention

Go “Around the World with Mums” at the 76th annual convention and show of the National Chrysanthemum Society, set for November 7 through 10, 2019.
The show venue is The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical …

National Heirloom Foods Expo
September 2, 2019 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on National Heirloom Foods Expo
National Heirloom Foods Expo

The National Heirloom Expo is an annual gathering in Santa Rosa, California, of gardeners, food activists, farmers, chefs and food organizations from around the globe who come together to share best practices, showcase products, and …

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)

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 …

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 …