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 …

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Flower(s) of the Day: Summer’s Bounty
August 3, 2019 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Summer’s Bounty
Flower(s) of the Day: Summer’s Bounty

Hours of sunlight (and probably a bit of fertilizer) make this flower cart blossom into a summer work of art.
It’s among a half-dozen or so on the wide sidewalk in front of the Ironworks Hotel …

Flower of the Day: Zinnias
July 13, 2019 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Zinnias
Flower of the Day: Zinnias

An iconic flower of summer in Midwestern gardens, the zinnia shows off its colors at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
July 12, 2019 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
Carnivorous Plants and a Beer

If you’ll be in Central Indiana this evening, Road Trips Gardeners, how about this for a fun class!
“Carnivorous Plants and a Beer” takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today (July 12, 2019), in the …

Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie
July 10, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie
Bats, Bees, Beetles, and Butterflies in Muncie

Road Trips Gardeners (and their kids) will have the chance to show off their “pollination powers” in an interactive exhibition in the Minnetrista Center, 1200 North Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, Indiana.
The Amazing Pollinators Exhibit, open now …

Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
March 25, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis
Wildflower Weekend in Indianapolis

Here’s a chance to sharpen your observational skills, Road Trips Gardeners. Eagle Creek Park, 7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, is hosting a Wildflower Weekend April 27 and 28, 2019.
Guided hikes will take “citizen scientists” …

Spring Blooms in Indianapolis
March 11, 2019 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Spring Blooms in Indianapolis
Spring Blooms in Indianapolis

Sometimes publicity folks get a bit carried away with poetic language. Here’s how Newfields, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, describes “Spring Blooms“, open from March 22, 2019, through May 26, 2019:
“Imagine an idyllic, pastoral …

Orchid Escape Underway in Evansville, Indiana
March 4, 2019 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on Orchid Escape Underway in Evansville, Indiana
Orchid Escape Underway in Evansville, Indiana

Hundreds of unique orchids are blooming in Amazonia during Orchid Escape at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, Indiana. The display continues through March 17, 2019.
Immerse yourself in the …

Studio Drift: Meadow
January 25, 2019 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Studio Drift: Meadow
Studio Drift: Meadow

Art imitating nature is at the heart of an upcoming exhibition at Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Opening February 22, 2019, “Studio Drift: Meadow” is the American debut of an “upside-down landscape,” a masterwork of …

Orchids at Newfields in Indianapolis
January 2, 2019 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Orchids at Newfields in Indianapolis
Orchids at Newfields in Indianapolis

If it’s the dead of winter, it must be time for an orchid show. One Midwestern spectacular takes place February 8, 2019, through March 3, 2019, in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse at Newfields, 4000 …

Conservatory Crossing Open Through Dec. 31
December 24, 2018 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Conservatory Crossing Open Through Dec. 31
Conservatory Crossing Open Through Dec. 31

Passing through central Indiana, Road Trips Gardeners? You’ve still got about a week to catch Conservatory Crossing, the annual poinsettias, model trains, villages, and thousands of twinkling lights on exhibit in the Garfield Park Conservatory, …