A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – 9:39 pm | Comments Off on A Caution in the Age of COVID-19

Many events that draw crowds have been postponed or cancelled.
If you’re planning to travel to a flower or garden event, check with the organizers to see that it’s still happening.
It’s probably been canceled, …

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10 Botanic Gardens to Check Out in the US
March 1, 2020 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on 10 Botanic Gardens to Check Out in the US
10 Botanic Gardens to Check Out in the US

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By the Discoverer Blog
Whether you’re trying to beat the summer heat beneath the leafy shade or escape the winter cold inside tropical greenhouses, botanical gardens are a popular year-round …

Orchid Shows the Last Weekend in March
February 21, 2020 – 8:10 am | Comments Off on Orchid Shows the Last Weekend in March
Orchid Shows the Last Weekend in March

No matter where your travels take you in late March, Road Trips Gardeners, there’s probably an orchid show on your route — in the United States or in Canada.
Six scheduled for March 27, 28, and …

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)