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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The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield
October 20, 2014 – 8:11 am | No Comment

burchfield_cicada-songRoad Trips Gardeners will be enchanted with the visionary landscapes of America artist Charles Burchfield (1893-1967). A major exhibition of his work, titled “Exalted Nature:The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield” is on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, through November 16, 2014.

It then moves to the Anthony J. Sisti Gallery of the Burchfield Penney Art Center of the State University of New York, 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York, for a show from December 12, 2014, through February 22, 2015.

the exhibition includes more than 50 paintings borrowed from public and private collections across the United States, providing an opportunity “to examine the artist’s luminous, spiritual interpretations of the world around him”.

The exhibit is co-organized by the Brandywine River Museum and the Burchfield Penney.

(Photo of Cicada Song by Burchfield courtesy of Burchfield Penney Art Center)

Flower of the Day: Marigolds
October 18, 2014 – 8:53 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Marigolds

Marigolds in fiery shades of orange filled a planter outside the Seoul Club restaurant in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia.
(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

Forcing the Issue
October 15, 2014 – 8:48 am | No Comment

Yep. It’s time to think about forcing spring bulbs to bloom ahead of schedule indoors. Road Trips Gardeners traveling through Georgia might want to attend a workshop on the subject set for 10 a.m. to …

Alongside Tall Grasses
October 13, 2014 – 8:08 am | No Comment
Alongside Tall Grasses

Landscapes can be considered natural gardens. In “Alongside Tall Grasses”, an exhibition of the photographs of Matthew Jensen, the backdrop of the Brandywine River and its tributaries figures in a series shot during summer months.
Look …

South Florida Palm Society
October 10, 2014 – 8:14 am | No Comment
South Florida Palm Society

Road Trips Gardeners living in South Florida already know this, but those of us whose views of the tropics are fleeting might want to check out the annual show of the South Florida Palm Society.
It’s …

International Garden Festival
October 8, 2014 – 8:56 am | No Comment
International Garden Festival

The 10th International Garden Festival: Ponte de Lima runs through October 31, 2014, in far northwest Portugal.
It’s not a short display: it started May 30, 2014. This allows for seasonal changes in the garden designs …

Fall Flower Carpets
October 6, 2014 – 8:04 am | No Comment
Fall Flower Carpets

Now’s the time to check out the Fall Flower Carpets in northern Indiana. They’re on display through October 15, 2014.
The “carpets”, located in the downtowns of both Elkhart and Nappanee, Indiana, are loaded with 7,000 …

Hands-on Bulb Planting
October 3, 2014 – 8:20 am | No Comment
Hands-on Bulb Planting

Now’s the time to think about spring flowers, Road Trips Foodies — the kind of spring flowers that burst forth from all the bulbs you’ve planted this fall.
Need a bit of instruction? If you’re in …

Bonsai Visions of the West
October 1, 2014 – 8:16 am | No Comment
Bonsai Visions of the West

“Bonsai Visions of the West“, presented by the Golden State Bonsai Federation and the American Bonsai Society will be held October 30 through November 2, 2014, in the DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento, California.
Headliners are Kathy Shaner, …

North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Show
September 29, 2014 – 8:08 am | No Comment
North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Show

Hundreds of crysanthemum blooms are promised during the annual show of the North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society set for October 18 and 19, 2014, at the North Carolina Arboretum in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, 100 …

Bonsai Exhibition
September 26, 2014 – 8:02 am | No Comment
Bonsai Exhibition

The 43rd annual Bonsai Exhibition of the Yamato Bonsai Kai is set for October 19 and 19, 2014, at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, California.
Hours are noon to 6 p.m. …