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.
Road Trips Gardeners know that some of the best gardens in the world are found in the United Kingdom. Of course …

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Year of the Garden in Canada
August 14, 2022 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on 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 -— the thousands of plant growers, product manufacturers, retailers, landscape service providers, horticulture societies, garden clubs and public gardens from across the nation.

“We encouraged everyone in the Garden Family, from horticulture professionals to horticulture societies and public gardens, to embrace 2022 as an opportunity to share our passion and knowledge to help more Canadians enjoy the benefits of gardens and gardening,” says Michel Gauthier, Executive Director of the Canadian Garden Council.

“We want people to ‘live the garden life’ and think about gardens indoors, on their balconies, in their yards, in schools, at work and in their communities. We want them to appreciate gardens while cooking on their barbecues, traveling on trips, and shopping in their downtowns.

“We will commemorate Canada’s rich garden heritage, celebrate today’s vibrant garden culture and create legacies for a sustainable future—and in doing so, nurture a nation of gardeners.”

The Canadian Garden Council was founded in April 2014, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), in order to foster awareness and development of Canada’s garden experience sector, the Canadian Garden Council is a not-for-profit corporation with board representation from all parts of the country. Council membership reflects partnerships among all sectors of the horticulture, public garden, gardening, tourism and associated industries on a regional, provincial and territorial basis, enabling the Council to address the full range of issues facing the garden experience sector.

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
and
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 …

Flower(s) of the Day: Wilting Bouquet
July 31, 2021 – 6:59 pm | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Wilting Bouquet
Flower(s) of the Day: Wilting Bouquet

Methinks these flowers — on a table in the Staatsweingut in Freiburg, Germany, need to be tossed.
Still, they’re a burst of color on a December day in 2018.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Fresh Bouquets
June 26, 2021 – 8:38 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Fresh Bouquets
Flower(s) of the Day: Fresh Bouquets

Flowers awaiting customers in an outdoor market in Solihull, a suburb of Birmingham, England, in 2013.
(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Hanging Basket
June 19, 2021 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Hanging Basket
Flower(s) of the Day: Hanging Basket

Blooming baskets on either side of the front door to the Foundry Master’s House (now a bed and breakfast) welcome visitors to Telford in the Iron Bridge Gorge — the industrial heart of Britain just …

Amarillo Botanical Gardens
June 14, 2021 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Amarillo Botanical Gardens
Amarillo Botanical Gardens

There’s something new at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas — a multi-level Japanese Garden overlooking a koi fish pond.
The Botanical Gardens include 4.4 acres of flowers, plants, and trees that …