Without Bugs, There are No Gardens
July 28, 2022 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on Without Bugs, There are No Gardens

If you want to make your garden “buzz” with bees and bugs, consider wildlife gardening.
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Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly
September 17, 2022 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly

Pink Catchfly, Tirana, Albania, 2022Charming pink Catchfly flowers (and a handful of white) fill exuberantly tiered planters along a downtown street in Tirana, Albania, in May 2022.

Lychnis (Lychnis Viscaria Splendens Rosett) is a lower growing form of Lychnis which is easy to start from Lychnis seeds. Lychnis Viscaria Catchfly is known for exceptional hardiness, and it is tolerant of poor soils and little water.

The Catchfly plant (sometimes more mellifluously called None-So-Pretty) has foliage that is oval to oblong shaped with dark green leaves three inches long with sticky un-branched stems.

Lychnis Catchfly blooms from early to mid-summer with many rose-pink flowers that are 1 inch across. Often, the Catchfly flowers will remain through first frost.

The common name, catchfly, refers to the plant’s sticky sap, although the flowers themselves do not attract or catch flies.

Colors of Autumn: Chrysanthemums at Meijer Gardens
September 1, 2022 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on Colors of Autumn: Chrysanthemums at Meijer Gardens
Colors of Autumn: Chrysanthemums at Meijer Gardens

Celebrating its 24th year at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, “Chrysanthemums & More!” features the element of surprise created by fall plantings used in uncommon color …

Flower of the Day: Begonias
August 20, 2022 – 12:01 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Begonias
Flower of the Day: Begonias

Colorful begonias bloom outside the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant in Social Circle, Georgia.
According to Wikipedia, the begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 2,000 different …

Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale
August 19, 2022 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale
Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale

“Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale” features 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash during a festival from September 17 through October 31, 2022, at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas.
It’s the 17th …

Year of the Garden in Canada
August 14, 2022 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Year of the Garden in Canada
Year of the Garden in Canada

By the Canadian Garden Council
The Canadian Garden Council has proclaimed 2022 as the “Year of the Garden.”
It is an important year for the public to be inspired, entertained, and informed by Canada’s Garden Family …

Flowers of the Day: A Basketful
August 13, 2022 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: A Basketful
Flowers of the Day: A Basketful

Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia, has been in business in the North Georgia Mountains since 1943.
Their ciders and you-pick-em seasonal fruits draw customers from near and far, so of course there has to be …

Does dew provide water to plants?
August 8, 2022 – 10:51 am | Comments Off on Does dew provide water to plants?
Does dew provide water to plants?

By the American Society of Agronomy
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Crop Science Society of America
Plant life in drier regions rely on an unsuspecting water source: dew.
One of the prettiest sights first thing in the morning is finding dew droplets …

Houseplants are the New Officeplants
February 25, 2022 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Houseplants are the New Officeplants
Houseplants are the New Officeplants

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From the National Garden Bureau
Humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants “breathe” in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. We are perfect partners with plants.

While we have officed …

Planting for Pollinators
February 23, 2022 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Planting for Pollinators
Planting for Pollinators

Thinking about spring? Think about planting for pollinators.
Brad Meyers, past president of the Troup County Association of Beekeepers, will conduct a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (February 26) at Hills and Dales Estate, …

London-Designed Faux Green Walls
January 3, 2022 – 10:16 pm | Comments Off on London-Designed Faux Green Walls
London-Designed Faux Green Walls

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
UpScapers is breaking worldwide distribution records here in the US with the launch of Vistafolia. Vistafolia, a high-end uber-realistic faux green wall system designed by London-based horticulturist Paul Alder. Alder, …

Flower of the Day: Succulent
August 7, 2021 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Succulent
Flower of the Day: Succulent

Well, there’s no flower, but the green leaves of the succulent are gorgeous. Not sure of the name. Perhaps it’s a species of sedum.
This pot decorated a restaurant table in Hamburg, Germany, in 2007.
(Photo ©2007 …