I thought this photo above displayed an interesting convoy today with Kathy P. driving and Bobby K. holding on to a hand cart.  Safety is always top on our priorities!  We had a beautiful day today after a rainy one yesterday that delivered over 1.5″.  We could use the rain but it made fine tuning, Read More

We had a test night for the Holiday Light Show (HLS) this evening and it went great!  We were tweaking the show through the entire day with the help of John, Larry H., Cindy, Larry O. and Bobby K.  The test went well and we invite media representatives to this event as well.  We had, Read More

This is one of the few times I’ll only have one photo in the blog but I lacked the time today for more traditional photography.  Much of my efforts, along with many others, was tweaking the Holiday Light Show (HLS).  The vast majority of the show has been set-up over the last 12 weeks, Read More

I ran out of steam last night to finish the blog but all of these photos were from Friday.  The day was quite mild again although we had a period of rumbling thunder followed by a brief rain shower around 10 am.  The winds began to pick up steadily as the temperature dropped and, Read More

The temperature reached 70 degrees F today and it was delightful!  Even the morning was quite mild and we all took advantage of the weather to continue working on garden clean-up and final preparations for the Holiday Light Show (HLS).  I enjoyed likely my last day of 2016 wearing a t-shirt out in the, Read More

The weekend looks quite a bit colder with possible flurries!  That was far from our minds today with temperatures again near 60 degrees F.  Tomorrow should be near 70 degrees F!  Thank you Mother Nature.  Above is the South entrance to the Japanese garden.  The ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) get very intense colors, Read More

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the weather was again beautiful!  The morning was chilly but the day warmed to 60 degrees F with plenty of sunshine.  I’m glad I had my camera with me all day as I ran cords so I could catch some great, late season color and, Read More

Mid November can get quite busy as we have the confluence of gardening tasks to finish before the snow flies and our Holiday Light Show (HLS) dates are looming which necessitates having everything set-up, tested and tweaked very shortly.  The next two weeks or so will be quite busy and today saw lots of, Read More

Today, while a bit cooler than previous days this week, was still mild and sunny with a temperature around 50 degrees F.  We had a small but efficient crew of grounds staff and volunteers today.  I was running cords out in the arboretum for the Holiday Light Show (HLS) and enjoyed seeing the leaves, Read More

The title of this blog is a phrase that can’t be pronounced enough at RBG.  Our volunteers continue to be such a driving force here at the gardens.  While this horticulture blog shares the daily exploits of our gardening volunteers, we have excellent volunteers helping with a wide range of tasks related to education,, Read More