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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Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
August 30, 2014 – 8:35 am | No Comment

bougainvillea-150Most tourists head to Xi’an, China, to see the terra cotta warriors — that army assembled to protect an ancient ruler in the afterlife.

Your Road Trips Gardener, however, was distracted by the bougainvillea outside the buildings sheltering the archaelogical site.

The magnificence of the blossoms gives a clue as to the summmertime heat (the photo was taken in early August 2014).


(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

The Bonsai Tradition: Cultural Arts of Japan
August 29, 2014 – 8:56 am | No Comment
The Bonsai Tradition: Cultural Arts of Japan

“The Bonsai Tradition: Cultural Arts of Japan” will be on exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 23 through 28, 2014, at the Bowers Museum, John M. Lee Court, 2002 North Main Street, Santa …

Floriade 2014
August 27, 2014 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Floriade 2014

Winter’s waning and spring’s just around the corner Down Under. That means it’s time for Floriade 2014. It’s set for September 13 through October 12, 2014, in Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australia.
If you happen to be …

National Bonsai Exhibition
August 25, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment
National Bonsai Exhibition

The fourth United States National Bonsai Exhibition is set for September 13 and 14, 2014, in TSE- Total Sports Experience, 435 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, New York.
More than 100 different species and cultivars will …

Flower of the Day: Pingyao Park
August 23, 2014 – 8:21 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Pingyao Park

Border planters of these brilliant magenta and yellow flowers graced a public park hidden away in the ancient walled city of Pingyao, China — a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your Road Trips Gardener can’t come up …

National Heirloom Exposition
August 22, 2014 – 8:09 am | No Comment
National Heirloom Exposition

Nope. Not furniture and decorative accessories but plants and their produce.
If you’re thinking of growing heirloom tomatoes, are considering seed saving, are interested in traditional crops or have dabbled in creating art from vegetables, this …

Seed Saving School
August 20, 2014 – 8:32 am | No Comment
Seed Saving School

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to save seeds for next year’s garden, here’s a workshop just for you.
A three-day Seed Saving School is set for September 19, 20 and 21, 2014, at the …

Rose Notes
August 18, 2014 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Rose Notes

“Rose Notes“, the 76th annual rose show sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, is set for October 1 and 2, 2014, in the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, Virginia.
Hours …

Flower of the Day: Wildflowers at Great Wall
August 16, 2014 – 8:56 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Wildflowers at Great Wall

These yellow flowers were blooming in profusion near the Great Wall of China — the portion built by the Qin Dynasty of Guyan.
They were pictured in late July 2014.
Anyone know what they’re called?
(Photo ©2014 by …

Murabilia Murainfiore Flower Show
August 15, 2014 – 8:03 am | No Comment
Murabilia Murainfiore Flower Show

The “Murabilia Murainfiore Flower Show” is a gardening exhibition and market dedicated to the green world in all its forms.
It’s set for September 5, 6 and 7, 2014, on the Town Walls of Lucca, …

Autumn Flower Show
August 13, 2014 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Autumn Flower Show

Heading across the pond next month, Road Trips Gardener? Consider scheduling a stop at the Autumn Flower Show at Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, sponsored by the North of England Horticultural Society and held at the …