We had another 3″ of rain this morning with much of it coming down fast and furious.  The retention pond above (at the Horticulture Center) filled very quickly (that’s why it’s there) and thankfully the water level didn’t get much higher than this.  The gardens are still wet from other recent rains so this, Read More

Nice shot above of ‘Vanity’ speckled red maple (Acer rubrum) showing some nice coloration.  We had significant rain over the evening including some thunderstorms and heavy precipitation.  Our first order of business was, of course, to clean up debris, repair path washouts and tidy up where needed.  We had some great volunteer assistance and, Read More

The Home Garden Tour is coming up soon on Saturday, July 15th from 9 am until 3 pm (rain or shine).  Eight wonderful home gardens in the Janesville area will be featured and Rotary Botanical Gardens is the ninth stop for those that might be interested.  Tickets are already on sale at K&W Greenery, Read More

Today was more typical of what we expect for weather in July.  After a comfortable start to the day, the temperature heated up quickly on this partly sunny day to about 88 degrees F with high humidity.  It was pretty brutal but ultimately, this is the heat we have been lacking for our tropicals, Read More

  Post by Janice Peterson A volunteer at Rotary Botanical Gardens recently suggested I write about wild parsnip. He had noticed a lot of it along the bike path and was concerned path users wouldn’t know what it was. He is right to be concerned – this is one weed you definitely want to, Read More

Happy early 4th of July!  After a weekend of beautiful weather (and lots of garden visitors!), today started with some light rain but the sun came out quickly and the day warmed to 83 degrees F.  We had a solid turnout of both grounds staff and volunteers today as we get ready for a, Read More