The Flower of the Season: Poinsettia
December 7, 2014 – 11:46 pm | No Comment

A quick way to catch the holiday spirit is a wander through a holiday flower show.
‘Tis the season for holiday flower shows, and the flower of choice is the poinsettia. Purists know that the colorful …

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Flower(s) of the Day: Gardens of Augustusburg
December 20, 2014 – 8:44 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Gardens of Augustusburg

Formal gardens are tucked behind the magnificent yellow and white Augustusburg Castle in Brühl, Germany.
Built in 1725 by Elector Clemens August, it was trashed by Napoleon’s troops in the early 19th Century. In 1815 the …

Route of the Camellia
December 15, 2014 – 8:47 am | No Comment
Route of the Camellia

Camellias were brought to the Iberian Peninsula from the East by Portuguese sailors. They’ve been brightening the gardens of the Spanish region of Galicia from the early 19th century.
Road Trips Gardeners will enjoy following …

Flower of the Day: Trumpet Vine
December 6, 2014 – 8:07 am | No Comment
Flower of the Day: Trumpet Vine

Blood orange trumpet vine flowers grace a wall in Athens, Greece, on a sunny early September afternoon.
According to Wikipedia, Campsis (trumpet creeper, trumpet vine) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native …

Tulip Cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium
November 28, 2014 – 8:55 am | No Comment
Tulip Cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium

It’s not too early to begin planning for spring travel, Road Trips Gardeners. If tulips and other spring flowers are on your mind, consider this: Emerald Waterways has a new tour just for you.
Highlights of …

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 …

Inspiring Kew
September 22, 2014 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Inspiring Kew

“Inspiring Kew“, an exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, ngland, reveals the ways Kew has been a source of inspiration, from the creation of …

The Flower Parade in Zundert
September 1, 2014 – 8:32 am | No Comment
The Flower Parade in Zundert

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
Flower parades are not all alike. Take the one in Zundert, Netherlands, for example. The photo at left shows one of the floats at a recent Flower Parade. Giraffes? …

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 …