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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Annual Conference of GardenComm Takes Place in August
March 24, 2023 – 12:51 am | Comments Off on Annual Conference of GardenComm Takes Place in August
Annual Conference of GardenComm Takes Place in August

GardenComm celebrates its 75 years at the annual conference August 1 through 5, 2023. Non-members can attend, but there’s a significant discount for members (so you might consider joining).
included are a dozen education sessions and …

National Orchid Day is April 16
March 19, 2023 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on National Orchid Day is April 16
National Orchid Day is April 16

Soak, Drain, Thrive! It literally takes 3 minutes to step up your orchid game and keep them thriving. It could be a lifetime of beauty if you stay in a routine, counsels Westerlay Orchids.

Gardening: One of the Most Popular Hobbies in America
March 12, 2023 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Gardening: One of the Most Popular Hobbies in America
Gardening: One of the Most Popular Hobbies in America

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
A recent report by Bigger Garden has shown that gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies in America, with 55% of American households actively gardening. In fact, …

Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly
September 17, 2022 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly
Flower of the Day: Pink Catchfly

Charming 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 …

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 …

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

Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?
August 16, 2020 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?
Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Soil Science Society of America
Soil microbes like bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes are important for many reasons. The Soil Science Society of America‚Äôs (SSSA) Soils Matter Blog for August …

Grow History: All-America Selections Winners
August 9, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Grow History: All-America Selections Winners
Grow History: All-America Selections Winners

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Mark Dwyers
Landscape Prescriptions by MD
When I was the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin, we enjoyed our relationship with All-America Selections (AAS), and we …

Did You Receive a Strange Mailing from China?
July 28, 2020 – 7:16 pm | Comments Off on Did You Receive a Strange Mailing from China?
Did You Receive a Strange Mailing from China?

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Kay Ledbetter
Texas A&M University
Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Butterflies and Insects from Around the World
May 8, 2020 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Butterflies and Insects from Around the World
Butterflies and Insects from Around the World

Since we’re all “sheltering in place”, here’s another magnificent video to remind us of what awaits us outside.
It’s from a colleague of mine, Melanie Votaw, who’s obviously a skilled photographer.
Enjoy!