Spring Garden Expos
January 6, 2015 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

If it’s winter, it must be time to think about what you’re going to be doing outdoors once spring arrives.
A raft of indoor expositions are planned from coast to coast to help with that planning. …

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Chicago Flower and Garden Show
January 26, 2015 – 8:43 am | No Comment

illinois_chicago_flower-gardenHey, Road Trips Gardeners: did you know that the roots of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced as far back as 1847?

In any case, you can drop in on this year’s edition between March 14 and 22, 2015. It’s held at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

There’ll be two dozen designed gardens for inspiration plus a pair of rose gardens — one focusing on climbing and shrub varieties, the other, a sea of miniatures.

A new garden features the latest varieties from Proven Winners: plants from more than five dozen plant breeders around the world.

Another new offering (timed for St. Patrick’s Day, no doubt) is an Irish heritage garden complete
with Irish stone, backdrops and other elements to create an Emerald Isle countryside garden experience

The “How-To-Garden” garden features educational and interactive workshops — a complete schedule is online.

Bonus: If you’re there March 21 or 22, you can watch the Retail Bakers of America’s National Cake Decorating Competition.

Flower of the Day: Hollyhocks
January 24, 2015 – 8:47 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Hollyhocks

Bright pink hollyhocks bloom on a summer’s day alongside the shower building at a tourist ger camp in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.
(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

Philadelphia Flower Show
January 23, 2015 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show is set for February 28 through March 8, 2015, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Movies”, so it’s only appropriate that …

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
January 21, 2015 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

The annual Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show is underway at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The orchids are on display in the glasshouse, and the tropical bonsai in the …

Landscape Art
January 19, 2015 – 8:52 am | No Comment
Landscape Art

“Land in Sicht – 400 Years of Landscape Art” opens March 14, 2015, at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art (pictured), Teerhof 20, Bremen, Germany.
Featuring pictures drawn from four centuries, the exhibition aims to …

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
January 16, 2015 – 8:47 am | No Comment
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

The 34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show takes place February 19 through 22, 2015, in the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, Connecticut.
Highlights of “Spirit of Spring” include:
• Eighteen gardens filling more than …

Indiana’s Garden Shows
January 14, 2015 – 8:54 am | No Comment
Indiana’s Garden Shows

Two shows will tempt Road Trips Gardeners to the Hoosier State this winter.
First up is the Indiana Home & Garden Show, set for February 13 through 15, 2015, in Hall H of the Indiana Convention …

Austin Home & Garden Show
January 12, 2015 – 8:50 am | No Comment
Austin Home & Garden Show

Heading to south central Texas? Road Trips Gardeners might want to swing by Austin for the 17th annual Home & Garden Show in the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas. It’s …

Flower of the Day: Petunia
January 10, 2015 – 8:56 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Petunia

White, pink and candy-strip petunias fill a planter outside the Seoul Club restaurant in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, last July.
(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

A Tropical Garden With a Sandbox
January 9, 2015 – 8:12 am | No Comment
A Tropical Garden With a Sandbox

OK, so it’s not really a garden event — but it does take place in a garden: the Sun Garden of the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, to be exact.
Now …

Botanical Art Exhibit
January 7, 2015 – 8:41 am | No Comment
Botanical Art Exhibit

The 17th annual Botanical Art Exhibit will be on display March 24 through June 7, 2015, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California.
Artworks selected this year will be displayed in the Visitor and Education Center …