2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.
February 10, 2021 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on 2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Brenda Ryan for LawnStarter
What says romance better than a dozen roses? How about thousands of roses, along with lilies, tulips, philodendrons, and every other flower you can imagine.
You …

Read the full story »
Eastern Canada

Europe

Great Gardens

Midwestern USA

Western USA

Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Ellen Park

I'm the Road Trips Gardener! Know of an interesting garden, garden festival, garden tour or garden exhibit? Tell me! Email: RoadTripsGardener@gmail.com!

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 …

Flower of the Day: Pale Pink Rose
June 12, 2021 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pale Pink Rose
Flower of the Day: Pale Pink Rose

Roses were in bloom when your Road Trips Gardener visited the Botanic Garden in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2011.
(Photo ©2011 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Orange Exotica
June 5, 2021 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Orange Exotica
Flower of the Day: Orange Exotica

Nope: I don’t know what orange blooms are in this vase, but the base seems to be coffee beans!
The artistic arrangement was in the lobby of a fancy hotel in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2005.
(Photo ©2005 …