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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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 …

Planting the Seeds of History
August 11, 2014 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Planting the Seeds of History

Andrea Wulf will talk about her book, /em>, at 2 p.m. October 18, 2014, in the Technology & Education Center, 708 West Seminary Road, Vevay, Indiana.
Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as …

Flower(s) of the Day: Garden Stand in Potsdam
August 9, 2014 – 8:11 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Garden Stand in Potsdam

It’s hard to imagine a pedestrian shopping area in a European town without one or more flower stands. People buy their favorites to pot up indoors or display in a window box.
These pretty blooms were …

Plantasia
August 8, 2014 – 8:28 am | No Comment
Plantasia

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
This summer, immerse yourself in nature’s healing sanctuary, ‘Plantasia’, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, and experience the stimulating, transformative power of plants: from barefoot walking trails and …

A Wildlife Garden . . . of LEGOs
July 28, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
A Wildlife Garden . . . of LEGOs

How about this, Road Trips Gardeners: a wildlife garden built entirely of LEGOs.
You’ll have to take a jaunt across the pond to see it, though. It’s a project of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Winkfield Road, …

Flower of the Day: Lithodora
July 26, 2014 – 8:43 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Lithodora

Often on her travels your Road Trips Gardener runs across bedding plants not common in the United States.
This time, it’s lithodora — seen here in Wismar, Germany, last spring.
According to Wikipedia, lithodora is a genus …

We’re Number Three!
July 14, 2014 – 8:31 am | No Comment
We’re Number Three!

Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, Ireland, has scooped up third place in National Geographic’s list of the World’s Top 10 Gardens.
Powerscourt was one of seven European gardens to make the list and was beaten only …

Flower of the Day: Viola
July 12, 2014 – 8:58 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Viola

City centers all across Europe have flower stands. Most of them not only offer cut flowers, but bedding plants for window boxes and pots.
These colorful violas awaited customers in Lübeck, Germany, in April last year.
(Photo …

Princess Grace Rose Garden
July 7, 2014 – 8:14 am | No Comment
Princess Grace Rose Garden

Rose lovers headed to the Mediterranean might want to schedule a stop at the Princess Grace Rose Garden in the Fontvieille area of Monaco.
The garden reopened in June for its 30th anniversary after an eight-month …