AAS Winners that Attract Pollinators
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Flower of the Day: Tulips
July 14, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulips
Flower of the Day: Tulips

Bright red tulips (and a rogue yellow bloom) lined a narrow street in Dangjacun Village, Shaanxi Province, China, last April.
Since the bulb flower originated in Turkey, it’s logical that its popularity spread east as well …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
July 7, 2018 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Pink cherry blossoms were everywhere on Huashan Mountain in Shaanxi Province, China.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit rural China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Lilacs
June 30, 2018 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilacs
Flower of the Day: Lilacs

Lilacs originated in Turkey, so it’s logical that they spread east as well as west.
Blooming lilacs lined the streets in Beijing, China, when I visited last April. Beautiful sight — and smell!
(Photo ©2018 by Susan …

Flower(s) of the Day: Orchids and Calla Lilies
May 26, 2018 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Orchids and Calla Lilies
Flower(s) of the Day: Orchids and Calla Lilies

Sprays of shocking pink orchids are allied with bundles of white calla lilies for the floral display in the lobby of the Wyndham Grand Xi’an South in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Zinnia
February 3, 2018 – 8:38 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnia
Flower of the Day: Zinnia

Nothing makes a Road Trips Gardener think of summer more than a bouquet of bright red zinnias.
These were blooming a couple of years ago in Sichuan, China.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Zinnia
June 17, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnia
Flower of the Day: Zinnia

Red-hot zinnias bloom in profusion in October in the Sichuan province of China.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day:
March 11, 2017 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day:
Flower(s) of the Day:

Wildflowers abound in the wooded areas of the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Szechuan, China.
These blooms were spotted in October 2016.
(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Zinnias in Chengdu
March 4, 2017 – 7:55 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnias in Chengdu
Flower of the Day: Zinnias in Chengdu

It’s only appropriate that these zinnias should be Chinese Red in color.
They were captured in Chengdu, Szechuan, China, in October 2016.

(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, China
January 25, 2017 – 8:33 am | Comments Off on Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, China
Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, China

The colorful plum blossom is the official flower of Nanjing, China, so it’s only logical that the city celebrates the flowering — this is the festival’s 21st year. Official dates are February 17, 2017, through …

Flower(s) of the Day: A “Cube” in Red and Gold
January 14, 2017 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: A “Cube” in Red and Gold
Flower(s) of the Day: A “Cube” in Red and Gold

Sometimes a hotel’s usual bouquet is replaced by one honoring a convention or meeting at the site.
Such was the case last October, when the Society of American Travelwriters held its annual convention in Wenzhou, China. …