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May 27, 2015 – 7:58 pm | Comments Off

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As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to …

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Garden Clubs of Illinois District IX Show
July 27, 2015 – 8:07 am | Comments Off

illinois_glencoe-cbg_garden(XA standard flower show presented by the District IX Garden Clubs of Illinois takes place August 1 and 2, 2015, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.

Hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The show includes table top arrangements, floral designs, educational exhibits, photography, artistic crafts, youth exhibits and horticulture exhibits.

Garden Clubs of Illinois is comprised of nearly 10,000 members and is divided up into nine districts.

(Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden)

Cacti and Succulents
July 22, 2015 – 8:58 am | Comments Off
Cacti and Succulents

Yes, Road Trips Gardeners, the plural for cactus is indeed cacti (but that’s evidently a minority opinion).
The Cactus and Succulent Society of Greater Chicago stages its annual show and sale Saturday and Sunday (July 25 …

Wilkinsburg Home & Garden Tour
July 20, 2015 – 8:56 am | Comments Off
Wilkinsburg Home & Garden Tour

Tickets for the third annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour are on sale.
The tour of historic houses in the Blackridge neighborhood of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, benefits the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation’s programs to revitalize the downtown …

Garden Museum Literary Week
July 17, 2015 – 8:43 am | Comments Off
Garden Museum Literary Week

If ever there was an event worth saving up to attend, Road Trips Gardeners, this is it.
“A friend, a book and a garden” is the theme for the Garden Museum Literary Week at Hatfield House …

Alpine Blossom Festival
July 15, 2015 – 8:07 am | Comments Off
Alpine Blossom Festival

Nope. It’s not too late to see wildflowers. Just head north to the Alpine Blossom Festival, set for July 31 through August 2, 2015, at Sun Peaks Resort, 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, British Columbia, …

Carnivorous Plant Show
July 13, 2015 – 8:38 am | Comments Off
Carnivorous Plant Show

The 12th annual Carnivorous Plant Show is set for September 5 and 6, 2015, at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, Massachusetts.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. …

Flowers of the Day: Wedding at Marland Mansion
July 11, 2015 – 8:03 am | Comments Off
Flowers of the Day: Wedding at Marland Mansion

Bright yellow and white flowers greeted guests at a wedding scheduled in the Marland Mansion in Ponca City, Oklahoma, earlier this month.
The 1920s house built by an early 20th century oil baron is a frequent …

Chelsea Physic Garden
July 6, 2015 – 8:42 am | Comments Off
Chelsea Physic Garden

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Chelsea Physic Garden’s Florilegium Society, an exhibition of paintings and drawings will be held at the garden in London, England, this August.
Open from August 4 through 26, …

Flower(s) of the Day: Capitol Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming
July 4, 2015 – 8:50 am | Comments Off
Flower(s) of the Day: Capitol Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Summer flowers bloom brightly in planters outside the Capitol Building in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on a sunny day in late June 2015.

(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

The Hall of Flowers
July 3, 2015 – 8:41 am | Comments Off
The Hall of Flowers

Theme for this year’s Hall of Flowers at the Sonoma County Fair is “Barnyard Blossoms”. Exhibitors will create “a rustic impression of how sweet life can be ‘Down on the Farm’.”
The fair takes place July …

Herb Garden Weekend
July 1, 2015 – 8:40 am | Comments Off
Herb Garden Weekend

Learn how to grow and use a variety of kitchen garden herbs during the Herb Garden Weekend set for July 25 and 26, 2015, at Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden in the Chicago Botanic Garden, …