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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Touring Other People’s Gardens – The Garden Conservancy

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Not only is this the time to enjoy your garden and its flowers, but this is the time to start thinking about visiting other gardens to see what others are doing in their gardens. Some of the garden ideas you see in others’ gardens can sometimes be brought home and used in your gardens.

How do you get into other people’s private gardens if you don’t know the people? There is a wonderful organization that allows you to do this. It is The Garden Conservancy. They have convinced gardeners around the country to open their private gardens for a few days each year so that the public can visit.

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Upcoming Gardening Events

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TheGardenLady has received some notices of events that might be of interest to readers of blog. As they are received, I will try to let you know what is happening so that you can mark your calendar and plan ahead.

Carolyn’s Shade Garden is having an open house this October 9th at her nursery at 325 South Roberts Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA Telephone: 610-525-4664 She has some lovely plants for sale. Contact her for more information. Her garden alone is worth the visit.

Central Ohio is having their 56th Annual Home and Garden Show on Feb. 26th. If you are interested check out this site.

Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Springs, NY (see here) will have their 4th annual Alpine plant sale in the spring- probably early April. If you are interested in Rock Gardens and plants for the rock garden or just love alpine plants, it seems that Stonecrop Gardens is one of the foremost gardens in the US for these plants so that the Rock Garden Society of America has their alpine sale there. And the Stonecrop Gardens are wonderful to visit even if you don’t buy plants. More information will come about the date when TheGardenLady learns which weekend is chosen for this event.

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

Flower and Garden Shows Around the Country

Now is the time to mark your calendar so that you won’t forget to buy tickets to attend the flower and garden shows that are coming to your area. Or if you want, you can travel around the country attending wonderful flower shows before you start planting your own gardens. Here is a list of some of the Flower and Garden Shows in the US in order of the dates they are happening. It is incomplete so let TheGardenLady know of shows that she missed that will be in your area.

Rochester garden show 2009 by savage gardener

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show
– Seattle, Washington, will be held Feb. 3-7, 2010.

Southeastern Flower Show Atlanta – Georgia  Feb.4th-6th

The Yard, Garden & Patio Show – Portland, Oregon, Feb. 12-14, 2010.

The NJ Flower and Garden Show is Feb. 18th through Feb. 21st

The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show Feb. 18th through Feb. 21st

Connecticut Flower and Garden Show Feb. 18 through Feb.21

The Philadelphia International Flower Show is Sunday, February 28th through Sunday, March 7

Epcots International Flower and Garden Festival March 3 -May 16

Wichita Garden Show – Kansas March 3 through March 7th

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. March 4 – 7, 2010

Southwest Flower and Garden Show March, 5,6, 7 Phoenix, Arizona

Chicago Flower and Garden Show by Jim Frazier

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show will be at the NAVY PIER | MARCH 6-14, 2010

Gardenscape – The Rochester Flower Show March 11-14

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show March 24-28

Boston Flower & Garden Show March 24-28, 2010.

Boise, Idaho Flower and Garden Show March 26-28

The Cincinnati Flower Show April 17th -April 25th

The Cleveland Botanical Garden Flower Show is supposed to be on Memorial Day Weekend