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May 27, 2015 – 7:58 pm | Comments Off

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Eastern Iowa Orchid Show & Sale
October 9, 2015 – 8:20 am | Comments Off

iowa_cedar-rapids_orchidOrchid lovers headed to Iowa in mid-month might want to schedule a stop at the fourth annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show & Sale.

It takes place October 17 and 18, 2015, in Noelridge Gardens Greenhouse, 4900 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sponsored by the Eastern Iowa Orchid Society, it’s held in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.

This is an American Orchid Society judged show with displays constructed by orchid societies from Iowa and surrounding states. Orchid plants and potting supplies will be for sale from reputable vendors around the region.

(Photo courtesy of Eastern Iowa Orchid Society)

Planting in a Post Wild World
October 7, 2015 – 8:27 am | Comments Off
Planting in a Post Wild World

“Planting in a Post Wild World” is the topic for a presentation from 10 a.m. ’til noon October 30, 2015, in the Gillespie room of Wister Center, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
It’s co-sponsored with …

“Welcome Home, George Washington”
October 5, 2015 – 8:18 am | Comments Off
“Welcome Home, George Washington”

The gardening world of George Washington is the topic for the 11th annual lecture at Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills & Dales Drive, LaGrange, Georgia, starting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening (October 6, 2015).
The …

Flower of the Day: Gerbera Daisy
October 3, 2015 – 8:53 am | Comments Off
Flower of the Day: Gerbera Daisy

Sometimes less is more — and this single bloom is a good example.
Note the vase: the narrow, horizontal, clear glass tube provides water for just one perfect flower on the dinner table aboard Holland-America’s Eurodam …

Mid-Atlantic Peony Society
October 2, 2015 – 8:37 am | Comments Off
Mid-Atlantic Peony Society

The Mid-Atlantic Peony Society’s Fall Event begins at 1:30 p.m. October 11, 2015, in the Gillespie Room, Wister Center, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsyvania.
Society members will show visiotrs how to site, plant, dig, and …

Planning and Planting a Perennial Garden
September 30, 2015 – 8:11 am | Comments Off
Planning and Planting a Perennial Garden

Interested in planning and planting a perennial garden, Road Trips Gardeners? Lanie Riner, perennial expert and co-founder of Thunderwood Farms Nursery, will share her knowledge on cultivating a successful perennial garden and highlight the best …

Illinois Orchid Society Show
September 28, 2015 – 8:17 am | Comments Off
Illinois Orchid Society Show

Individual orchids in 128 classes will vie for red, white, and blue ribbons at the fall show and sale sponsored by the Illinois Orchid Society.
“Spotlight on Orchids” takes place October 10 and 11, 2015, at …

Flower of the Day: Hydrangea
September 26, 2015 – 8:41 am | Comments Off
Flower of the Day: Hydrangea

A blossom tries to make its escape from a garden surrounded by a white picket fence in Kristiansand, Norway.
The pink hydrangea was photographed last August.
(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

Iris Workshop in Georgia
September 25, 2015 – 8:55 am | Comments Off
Iris Workshop in Georgia

Horticulturist Jo Phillips will present a short illustrated talk on the “alluring iris, immortal favorite of gardeners through the ages” at 10 a.m. tomorrow (September 26, 2015) at Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills …

Chicagoland Orchidfest
September 23, 2015 – 8:54 am | Comments Off
Chicagoland Orchidfest

The 23rd annual Chicagoland Orchidfest takes place Friday through Sunday (September 25, 26 and 27, 2015).
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday simultaneously in two …

Carolina Bonsai Expo
September 21, 2015 – 8:09 am | Comments Off
Carolina Bonsai Expo

The Carolina Bonsai Expo takes place October 10 and 11, 2015, in the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, North Carolina.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to …