Tulip Festivals Herald Spring
April 20, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

There’s nothing that says springtime more than a tulip festival, and there are at least a dozen in North America from which to choose.
May is a great time to see the flowers in full bloom.
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Apple Blossom Festival
April 23, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment

washington_wenatchee_apple-blossomIt’s spring even in Wenatchee, Washington, Road Trips Foodies.

We know that because the annual Apple Blossom Festival gets underway tomorrow (April 24, 2014) and runs through May 4, 2024.

Sure, it’s a small town fest complete with arts and crafts, golf, a car show, carnival and parade but all around the apple trees will be in bloom and they’re serving apple pie.

Wenatchee is 148 miles east of Seattle, by the way.

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
April 21, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

When the first yellow buds of witch hazel appear, it’s clear that life is returning to the Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
With flowering trees, daffodils, and more than 240,000 tulips bursting into …

Flower Tourism in China
April 18, 2014 – 8:28 am | No Comment
Flower Tourism in China

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Xinhua via eTurbo News
“People love flowers as they represent beauty,” said Xiong Yuanbin of central China’s Wuhan University. “The love for beauty is almost a human instinct.”
Besides the …

Season of Blossoms
April 16, 2014 – 8:33 am | No Comment
Season of Blossoms

Road Trips Gardeners have two months to check out what’s blooming in Door County, Wisconsin. Now through June 8, 2014, it’s the Season of Blossoms — the time of year when the landscape comes alive …

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week
April 14, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Each spring, Road Trips Gardeners are invited into Virginia’s hidden landscapes during Historic Garden Week. This year’s dates are April 26 through May 3, 2014.
Historic Garden Week began in 1927, when a flower show organized …

Healthy Seedlings Mean Healthy Plants
April 13, 2014 – 8:28 am | No Comment
Healthy Seedlings Mean Healthy Plants

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
“Really healthy plants start with really healthy seedlings,” explains John Kempf, a lifelong Amish farmer. As founder and CEO of Middlefield, Ohio-based Advancing Eco Agriculture, Kempf specializes in optimizing …

Belle Plaine’s “Hidden Arboretum”
April 11, 2014 – 8:04 am | No Comment
Belle Plaine’s “Hidden Arboretum”

The Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas, is an unusual facility. Located 20 miles south of Wichita, it is home to massive cypress, oaks and champion Japanese maples planted over the last 100 years by …

The Points East Tulip Festival
April 9, 2014 – 8:21 am | No Comment
The Points East Tulip Festival

There’s nothing quite like a tulip festival where a Road Trips Gardener can pick the flowers.
That’s the promise of the Points East Coastal Drive’s You-Pick Tulip Fields from May 9 through 31, 2014.
Head …

Orchard in Bloom
April 7, 2014 – 8:19 am | No Comment
Orchard in Bloom

If you’re wandering the Midwest the first weekend in May, Road Trips Gardeners, consider a detour through central Indiana, for Orchard in Bloom.
The garden show, now in its 25th year, will take place May 2 …

Texas Bluebonnets
April 4, 2014 – 8:27 am | No Comment
Texas Bluebonnets

The 50th annual Bluebonnet Festival takes places from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12, 2014, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13, 2014, in Chappell Hill, Texas.
Like most small town fests, it has …

Poppies in Antelope Valley
April 2, 2014 – 8:37 am | No Comment
Poppies in Antelope Valley

The poppy season is expected to peak in mid-April this year at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve, located 15 miles west of Lancaster, California, at 15101 Lancaster Road.
The reserve …