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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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!

Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?
February 23, 2020 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?
Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From Science Societies
Doctors often tell their patients to reduce their salt intake as part of a healthy lifestyle. When we start looking at food labels, we may find salt …

Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
February 7, 2020 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
Wild Orchids Forever Stamps

Species of wild orchids that grow in the United States are featured on a series of stamps to be issued February 21, 2020, by the United States Postal Service. The images are by photographer Jim …

Homecoming for Helenium
February 2, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Homecoming for Helenium
Homecoming for Helenium

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware, has released “Helenium for the Mid-Atlantic Region”, a report that summarizes three years of evaluating 44 selections of the flowering perennial …