Fluttering Flowers
June 30, 2014 – 10:50 am | 2 Comments

Butterflies and flowers naturally go together, the latter tethered to the earth, and the former free to flit, bringing both color and motion to a garden.
Many conservatories host butterfly exhibits. Some are seasonal, others are …

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Inspiring Kew
September 22, 2014 – 8:51 am | No Comment

england_kew_fedderInspiring Kew“, an exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, ngland, reveals the ways Kew has been a source of inspiration, from the creation of the original ‘physic’ garden in 1759 to its position today as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The exhibition, open through February 1, 2015, showcases contemporary and historic paintings, and other material from Kew’s extensive Art, Archive and Library collections. It includes a recently acquired and never previously exhibited painting of a rose produced by Princess Charlotte, eldest daughter of George III, at Kew in 1789, together with work by one of the great masters of the golden age of botanical painting, Franz Bauer.

Paintings that resulted from the HMS Endeavour voyage of 1768 are displayed alongside contemporary botanical illustrations by Lucy Smith that were made during her 2001 journey from Australia to Indonesia on a replica of the Endeavour.

Rachel Pedder-Smith’s 18-foot-long Herbarium Specimen Painting (detail, above left), previously shown in the gallery in 2012, also is on view.

Fall Home & Garden Show
September 19, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Fall Home & Garden Show

The 28th annual Fall Home & Garden Show will be held September 26, 27 and 28, 2014, in the Alamodome, 100 Montana Steet, San Antonio, Texas.
Check out fully-built landscapes and water features — done inside …

Carolina Bonsai Expo
September 17, 2014 – 8:26 am | No Comment
Carolina Bonsai Expo

The Carolina Bonsai Expo features the juried work of bonsai enthusiasts from bonsai clubs in a six-state region of the United States.
This year’s expo, set for October 11 and 12, 2014, in the North Carolina …

Pomegranates and Persimmons
September 15, 2014 – 8:35 am | No Comment
Pomegranates and Persimmons

Your Road Trips Gardener had a grandfather who thought everything he planted in his backyard should work as hard as he did. So, we had raspberry bushes and an asparagus plot and cherry trees and …

Aroids in Florida
September 12, 2014 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Aroids in Florida

The annual plant show and sale presented by the International Aroid Society is set for September 19, 20 and 21, 2014, in the Garden House of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral …

Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
September 10, 2014 – 8:11 am | No Comment
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

Looking for unusual plants and bulbs? If you’re wandering Colorado towards the end of this month, consider scheduling a stop at the Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York Street, Denver, Colorado, for the Fall Sale.
There will …

Flower, Food & Garden Show
September 8, 2014 – 8:46 am | No Comment
Flower, Food & Garden Show

This is the 20th year for the California State Home & Garden Show at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1600 Third Street, Sacramento, California.
Dates are September 12, 13 and 14, 2014. If you miss …

Flower of the Day: “Articulture”
September 6, 2014 – 8:20 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: “Articulture”

In honor of next week’s National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California, your Road Trips Gardener presents an artwork made of flowers.
“Articulture” by Deborah Ravin is just one of the pieces on view at the …

Chrysanthemum Festival Parade
September 5, 2014 – 8:28 am | No Comment
Chrysanthemum Festival Parade

The Chrysanthemum Festival Parade always is a highlight of the annual Chrysanthemum Festival in Bristol, Connecticut. This year it will step off at 1:30 p.m. September 28, 2014. (The parade is directed by The Greater …

Marigold Days
September 3, 2014 – 8:06 am | No Comment
Marigold Days

Headed to the North Star State next weekend, Road Trips Gardener? Swing by Mantorville, Minnesota, for the 29th annual Marigold Days, set for September 6 and 7, 2014.
This celebration of the humble, hearty and colorful …

The Flower Parade in Zundert
September 1, 2014 – 8:32 am | No Comment
The Flower Parade in Zundert

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
Flower parades are not all alike. Take the one in Zundert, Netherlands, for example. The photo at left shows one of the floats at a recent Flower Parade. Giraffes? …