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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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Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society Show
August 28, 2015 – 8:10 am | Comments Off

The Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society Show takes place September 19 and 20, 2015, in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St Louis, Missouri.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

New cultivars and old favorites are shown by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization.

(Photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden)

Central States Dahlia Society Show
August 26, 2015 – 8:05 am | Comments Off
Central States Dahlia Society Show

The 81st Dahlia Show hosted by the Central States Dahlia Society takes place September 19 and 20, 2015, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours are non to 4:30 p.m. Saturday …

Greater St. Louis Daylily Society Show and Sale
August 21, 2015 – 8:09 am | Comments Off
Greater St. Louis Daylily Society Show and Sale

The Greater St. Louis Daylily Society’s Show and Sale is set for September 12 and 13, 2015, in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri.
Hours …

Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale
August 19, 2015 – 8:35 am | Comments Off
Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale

Both pineapples and Spanish moss are part of the bromeliad family. They’re among the plants on display and for sale at the annual event in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, …

La Batalla de Flores de Laredo
August 17, 2015 – 8:42 am | No Comment
La Batalla de Flores de Laredo

It’s called the Battle of the Flowers, although the competition is artistic rather than martial.
On the last Friday of August (August 28, 2015, this year) groups of local residents of Laredo, Spain (arranged in …

Flower of the Day: Marigolds
August 15, 2015 – 8:46 am | Comments Off
Flower of the Day: Marigolds

Sunny marigolds are in full bloom at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana.
These blossoms were on view in mid-August 2015.

(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee, used with permission)

Ikenobo Ikebana Chicago Chapter Show
August 14, 2015 – 8:26 am | Comments Off
Ikenobo Ikebana Chicago Chapter Show

The Ikenobo Ikebana Chicago Chapter Show is set for August 22 and 23, 2015, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ikebana, the …

Fall Flower & Garden Fest
August 12, 2015 – 8:33 am | Comments Off
Fall Flower & Garden Fest

The 35th annual Fall Flower & Garden Fest will be October 16 and 17, 2015, at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, Mississippi (about 25 miles south of Jackson).
The complete seminar schedule is …

Fall Plant Sale at Swarthmore
August 10, 2015 – 8:57 am | Comments Off
Fall Plant Sale at Swarthmore

The annual fall plant sale at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, takes place September 11, 12 and 13, 2015.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the area twice in …

Flower of the Day: Daylilies
August 8, 2015 – 8:12 am | Comments Off
Flower of the Day: Daylilies

Colorful daylilies in full-bloom were on sale at a recent Farmers’ Market in Statesboro, Georgia.
(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee, used with permission)

Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
August 5, 2015 – 8:18 am | Comments Off
Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale

More than 100 exemplars will be on display during the annual show and sale by the Midwest Bonsai Society set for August 14 through 16, 2015, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, …