It’s hard to believe that Halloween is tomorrow!  We had another decent day, that while starting cold and foggy, experienced a nice progression to sunshine and temperatures in the mid 50 degrees F.  Fall color still abounds around the gardens.  Above is the ‘Akikaze Nishiki’ Shantung maple (Acer truncatum) looking brilliant in the Japanese, Read More

  I was offsite for a good portion of the day with this gang of trouble-makers above… We ran a convoy out to Sunset Acres Tree Farm (www.sunsetacrestreefarm.com/) in Stoughton, WI to cut and haul off 60 white pines (Pinus strobus) that were kindly donated by Dwight (above and third from the left) and, Read More

Above is another fall color shot of some Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) looking good on the Rath Environmental Center brick.  Fall color is still quite nice out in the gardens which were overcast today with plenty of rain and drizzle this morning.  We were able to address some significant indoor projects this morning at, Read More

It was another gorgeous day that started out chilly with some patchy frost here and there.  The sun came out and we had blue skies and temperatures around 60 degrees F.  The fern & moss garden above looked great as do many other areas with some fall color at peak here and there.  It, Read More

The weather was again beautiful today with sunshine warming the gardens up after a chilly start.  Nice fall color seen above on this three-flower maple (Acer triflorum) in the Japanese garden which will get an even more intense shade of orange over the next week or so.  The nice weather encouraged a strong turnout, Read More

Photo Credit Kathleen Gunderson

Nice view above across the observation pier to the Russo Fountain and arched bridge in the distance.  The yellow leaves are the fall color on a redbud (Cercis canadensis).  We’ve had rain predicted today and have been able to get a lot of work done as this system works slowly towards us.  At the, Read More

The weather was excellent again today with a warm breeze and some very light sprinkles in the afternoon that didn’t amount to much.  Vivid fall color can be seen above on this red maple (Acer rubrum, unknown variety).  It is quite DRY out in the gardens and some Autumn precipitation would be most welcome., Read More

The weather was again beautiful today with sunshine warming the gardens up after a chilly start.  Nice fall color seen above on this three-flower maple (Acer triflorum) in the Japanese garden which will get an even more intense shade of orange over the next week or so.  The nice weather encouraged a strong turnout, Read More

The weather was excellent again today with a warm breeze and some very light sprinkles in the afternoon that didn’t amount to much.  Vivid fall color can be seen above on this red maple (Acer rubrum, unknown variety).  It is quite DRY out in the gardens and some Autumn precipitation would be most welcome., Read More