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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Córdoba’s Battle of the Flowers
March 27, 2015 – 8:31 am | No Comment

spain_cordoba_battle-flowers2May Day — May 1 — is celebrated in many different ways.

Each year in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, they stage a “Battle of the Flowers” — May 1, 2015, of course.

The key element is a parade featuring flowers as the key elements: a procession of numerous carts and wagons winds through the historic center of the town. Women in traditional flamenco dress throw petals and flowers to the spectators.

The parade kicks off a month of flowery activities in Córdoba, including a Courtyards competition and a Window Grilles and Balconies contest.

(Photo courtesy of EFE)

Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council
March 25, 2015 – 8:49 am | No Comment
Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council

The Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council Show and Sale is set for April 11 and 12, 2015, in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall of Ridgway Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw …

American Daffodil Society
March 23, 2015 – 8:26 am | No Comment
American Daffodil Society

The annual convention of the American Daffodil Society takes place April 9 through 12, 2015, in the Fort Macgruder Hotel and Conference Center, 6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia.
A daffodil show, garden tours and featured …

Butterfly Kaleidoscope
March 20, 2015 – 8:07 am | No Comment
Butterfly Kaleidoscope

A Butterfly Kaleidoscope comes to life in the Hilbert Conservatory of White River Gardens beginning today (March 20, 2015).
Some 40 species of butterflies will fill every corner of the conservatory in White River State Park, …

Macy’s Flower Shows
March 18, 2015 – 8:08 am | No Comment
Macy’s Flower Shows

The flower shows at Macy’s this spring are a cross-country extravaganza. Starting March 22, 2015, and running through April 4, 2015, they feature millions of flowers, exotic topiaries and more.
Venues are Macy’s stores in New …

National Cherry Blossom Festival
March 16, 2015 – 8:20 am | No Comment
National Cherry Blossom Festival

The 103rd National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., takes place March 20 through April 12, 2015.
The plantings of the cherry blossom trees originated as a gift in 1912 from the people of …

Crosses of Flowers
March 13, 2015 – 8:24 am | No Comment
Crosses of Flowers

In Spain, religious tradition provides many reasons to celebrate.
In springtime — after Easter is over — the Andalusian city of Córdoba celebrates the Crosses of May. This year, the celebration is April 29 through May …

Plant Finders Fair
March 11, 2015 – 8:27 am | No Comment
Plant Finders Fair

Attending a plant sale overseas is a bittersweet experience for Road Trips Gardeners (since U.S. agriculture regulations prohibit us from carrying plants and seeds back to the States), but, oh! what a wonderful experience nonetheless.
The …

Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society
March 9, 2015 – 8:38 am | No Comment
Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society

The annual show of the Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society is set for April 4 and 5, 2015, in the Beaumont Room, Jordan Education Wing, Ridgway Visitor Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Botanical Avenue, St. …

Make Your Own Succulent Wreath
March 8, 2015 – 8:41 am | No Comment
Make Your Own Succulent Wreath

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Garden Apothecary
Here are the five simple steps to create a Succulent Wreath.
Step 1 – Gather Your Goods.
Step 1 is the easy step! All you will need as …

Georgia Daffodil Society
March 6, 2015 – 8:10 am | No Comment
Georgia Daffodil Society

The Southeast Regional Show of the Georgia Daffodil Society takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14, 2015, in the Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Georgia.
Last year there were more than …