Garden Dreaming

Winter may not be the time for gardening outdoors in most of the country, but it is the time of year to start dreaming about plants and gardens by getting seed catalogs in the mail or going to flower shows or going to garden symposiums and lectures.

One website that claims they list over 500 Garden shows in the US in 2015 and also tells you where to get tickets is this.

A good website to find 70 free seed and plant catalogs is this.

Every botanical garden in the country and most of the great gardens have outstanding lectures on plants, horticulture, gardening, you name it related to your garden or indoor plants. Check their list of programs to see if there is a talk that interests you. Wikipedia has a list of the major botanical gardens and arboretums in the US. You can then go on the website of the place that interests you or find their phone number to call to see what talks or garden programs they will be having in 2015.

Happy garden dreaming.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

Very beautiful. Quite a few years ago a gardener of bonsai chrysanthemums worked his craft at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It was filmed and shown on one of the PBS stations. Maybe this year I will try growing. Thank you for the inspiration.

Recently TheGardenLady received the above comment regarding a post on TheGardenLady blog about chrysanthemums.

For more information about the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens show that was held in October entitled Kiku:The Art of the Japanese Garden you can watch their video above to see how the Botanical garden got ready for the special chrysanthemum show.

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Great Gardens for Christmas Displays

Do you enjoy seeing the Christmas lights as much as this Garden Lady does? Then consider taking your family on an outing to some gardens in your area or visit your nearest, or furthest, Botanical Gardens. Not only will you see beautiful outdoor decorations at night but you can visit the very warm tropical hothouses/greenhouses to warm up and see indoor exhibits. Many gardens have indoor poinsettia extravaganzas. And you might even be able to sip some hot chocolate in the garden cafeterias. Some of the lights and shows will remain into the New Year if you cannot get there before Christmas.

Holiday lights or Christmas displays are in, to name a few locations:

Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square in Pennsylvania

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2012 Flower and Garden Shows

Kiev Flower Show, 2010 by Roads Less Traveled.

It is that time of year again – for Flower and Garden Shows.

An early one, starting on Thurs. Feb. 16th and running through Sun. Feb. 19 th is the New Jersey Flower Show.  It will be held in the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey 08837. If you have any questions I believe you can phone for up-to-date information, schedules and directions, 1-800-332-3976 and visit where they say you can get two for one tickets.

For a more complete list of Garden shows around the United States, by state, check out’s gardening section.  See here.

Or if you are traveling around the world, check out some of the flower shows in the country of your destination.

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How to Get Free Tickets to 2010 New Jersey Flower & Garden Show (Feb 18-21)

New Jersey Flower Garden Show by Free Of The Demon

Once again PSE&G is giving free tickets to the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show that is being held at the Raritan Center in Edison, NJ, starting Thurs., February 18 through Sunday, February 21st. You print the ticket yourself and it is a free pass for two.   Click here.

For a fresh whiff of Spring, TheGardenLady recommends your attending flower shows. Let GardenLady readers know if there are free or discounted garden show tickets for flower shows in your state.

New Jersey Flower Garden Show by Free Of The Demon

Best of Fall Home Show – Sept. 11-13

TheGardenLady loves to talk about shows around the country which gardeners would be interested in attending. Columbus, Ohio will be having the Best of Fall Home Show September 11th 2009 through September 13th. Tickets are $5 per person but senior citizens with valid ID will receive a $1 discount off their ticket on Friday, September 11, 2009, making the tickets $4 instead of $5.

At the show renowned garden author, Tovah Martin will speak.

Renowned garden author Tovah Martin will appear at the show on Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12. Martin’s newest book, “Terrariums,” has been the talk of the garden world and has landed her spots on national TV shows and at gardening events. On Friday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m., Martin will give a presentation on how to use terrariums to bring the outdoors inside in wildly creative ways. In two other sessions she’ll demonstrate how to make a terrarium, with show guests creating their own terrariums to take home and enjoy. The hands-on, make and take workshops take place Friday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at noon.

For more information please read this release about Tovah Martin.

Remember that the show opens Friday, Sept. 11, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Ohio Expo Center. Show hours are Friday Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door; children 12 under are admitted free. For show information and ongoing updates, log on here.

As a special prize, the first 10 people who contact Jeri at by 5 p.m. on September 8, 2009 and mention that they read about the show on The Garden website will each get a free ticket.

You can download the release on Tovah Martin by clicking here.

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with that Special Person

V-Day on Flickr by CCCvrcak
V-Day on Flickr by CCCvrcak

Valentine’s Day is coming up and TheGardenLady is sure that many of her readers are thinking about what to give your girlfriend, wife, mother or significant other.

Roses? How lovely.

Have you thought about giving an orchid this year or at least going to see an orchid show? Take your love to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden or the International Orchid Show in Santa Barbara, CA or an orchid show in your area. Give her the tickets on Valentine’s Day and then go to the show when you have the time.

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Garden Shows in the US and Abroad

Philadelphia Flower Show

This is the time of year when everyone living in cold wintry areas want to rush the gardening season. To that end, to help with your dreams of your own gardens, there are Garden Shows coming up all over the country – and world. Plan your vacation around some of these Garden Shows. For example, the Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia, PA and/or the Chelsea Flower Show in London, England are two flower shows everyone should attend at least once in your lifetime.

Philadelphia Flower Show

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