Radiant Orchid: Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

DSC09345xPantone’s choice for Color of the Year in 2014 is Radiant Orchid. So perfectly in tune with the exotic warmth orchids offer, the choice brings a bright note to January’s chill.  Watch what Pantone’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman has to say about this vibrant selection:

Celebrate National Moth Week 7.20-7.28 … and Peterson Field Guide to Moths

DSC08402xMidsummer flutterers for amateur nature lovers: moths make quite an interesting study.  Click here to read more… NATIONAL MOTH WEEK.


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HerbFest at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens August 3

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Hosts its first HerbFest!

Saturday, August 3 2013


Curious about how to grow, harvest, or cook with herbs?
Looking for some new and exciting ways to involve herbs in your life? Well, Yew Dell has the perfect opportunity for you to
get in touch with your “inner herb”.

Local and regional experts will host informal information sessions

and demonstrations in the kitchen and in the garden.

Guest experts will include:

In the Kitchen:

Stephen Lee – The Herbmeister cooking demo

Williams-Sonoma representative cooking demo

Herbal vinegar sampling

In the Garden:

Peggy Theineman

Crafting with herbs

Vertical gardening with herbs

Q & A with Yew Dell’s Garden Manager

Speak with experts from Old Thyme Loghouse Farm on lavender

This event is free with regular admission.

We hope to see you here! 

For more information, call 502-241-4788 or visit Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.

Save the Monarchs: Plant Milkweed


Why are there fewer and fewer butterflies each year? One big problem for the migrating monarch population is a loss of habitat … You can help by planting milkweed!

Click here MONARCHS for details …



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Bluegrass Fair Flower Show This Weekend


Discover Gardening is the theme of the 2013 Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair flower show, being held at Masterson Station park July 13 and 14.  Co-sponsored by the Fayette County Master Gardener Association and the Lexington Council Garden Clubs, this show is both a judged fruit, flower and vegetable growing horitulture contest, as well as a standard flower show where you can pick up ideas on all sorts of things to grow in your own garden, and enjoy viewing themed floral arrangements. To find all the facts at the Bluegrass Flower Show Web-site, click here.

Entries: 9-11:30 a.m.  July 13; Judging 1 p.m.  The show is open to the public for viewing 3-10 p.m. both July 13 and 14.  Entry is free with general fair admission.

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Beauties of the Garden: Wild Ones Natives Tour June 30

DSC08288cWant to learn more about landscaping with native plants?  Check out this tour of three local gardens on June 30.  Click here to learn more: Beauties of the Garden 2013



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Roses at The Arboretum: Simply Spectacular the Spring

Went walking at The Arboretum on Alumni Drive at the University of Kentucky  this evening, and was amazed and delighted to find the best show of rose bloom and color I can remember.  Could it be true that there are 1800 different kinds of roses planted there? I lost count!  Treat yourself to the show…. Here is a preview …

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Pisgah Day in the Country Fun June 1

If you enjoy getting out for a spring drive though Bluegrass country, here is a nearby destination which offers some laid-back fun for the entire family.  The 2913  Pisgah Day in the Country event,  on June 1st from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. will be held at Ashbrook Farm.  Head out Versailles Road to Pisgah Pike;  turn onto Pisgah Pike for about 2 miles, then  watch for signes, and enter Ashbrook Farm at fire gate #24.

This is a community sale of both new and used items in a beautiful ‘fair-like’ country setting.   Booths include plants and garden accessories, children’s clothing and toys, household furnishings, jewelry, adult clothing and many miscellaneous items.

Fun things include: Spend-a-Buck Raffle,  free pony rides, live music, a bake sale,  lunch and inflatibles.  This year a new item: a free van tour of the Pisgah district, which will include Brittany and Winstar Farms.  The tours will be at 10, 11 and 12 on a first come, first serve basis.

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May 11th: Down to Earth Garden Club Plant Sale


WitchHazelAutumneRelichThe Down to Earth Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This Event will take place in the parking lot at Woodland Christian Church, 530 East High Street in Lexington.
Club members are offering a wide selection of plants which were grown in the members’ own gardens.  They include Kentucky native plants, herbs, vegetables, perennials, wildflowers, grasses, hostas and more.
This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up some new, locally-grown garden plants at reasonable prices.  Money raised from this non-profit club’s sale will be donated to local green and garden-related organizations.



Witch Hazel: photo Autumne Relich






Danville Garden Tour: May 11, 2013

DSC07917c1The Danville Garden Club is holding its first garden tour ever on May 11, 2013. Historic Danville is located in Boyle county, Kentucky, about 35 miles south of Lexington.  For a peek at what you’ll see on the tour, follow this link to today’s story: Danville Garden Club Tour.

Be sure to check out the related photo gallery, too.

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