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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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 …

Fluttering Flowers
June 30, 2014 – 10:50 am | 2 Comments
Fluttering Flowers

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 …

Flower(s) of the Day: Roses & Hyacinths
June 28, 2014 – 8:16 am | No Comment
Flower(s) of the Day: Roses & Hyacinths

In Europe, the flowers on restaurant tables usually are fresh (rather than the fake fleurs in the U.S.).
These pink roses and a deep indigo hyacinth graced the table at the Katzen-Café in Bremen, Germany — …

An Adventure in the Alps
May 30, 2014 – 8:18 am | No Comment
An Adventure in the Alps

Are you traveling to Switzerland with children this summer, Road Trips Gardeners? Here’s something new to add to your agenda.
Imagine you’re the size of an ant and live in a wonderfully lush alpine meadow. That’s …

Galicia’s Maios Festival
May 2, 2014 – 8:44 am | No Comment
Galicia’s Maios Festival

Festa dos Maios in Orense, Galicia, Spain, is a flower festival dating back to Celtic times.
Set for May 4, 2014, this year, it celebrates the arrival of good weather in the region of Galicia, when …

Battle of the Flowers
April 28, 2014 – 8:34 am | No Comment
Battle of the Flowers

May Day — May 1 — is celebrated in many different ways.
Each year in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, they stage a “Battle of the Flowers” — May 1, 2014, this year.
The key element is a parade …