One of my favorite, longest blooming perennials is the yellow fumitory (Corydalis lutea) seen in all of these photos.  We’ve had healthy patches of these throughout the gardens for many years where they have reseeded here and there and in general, been an excellent, colorful filler.  Native to Europe (z 5-7), this perennial is, Read More

Today started and ended with rain and in between…there was rain.  When I drove in to work at 6:45 am, Palmer Drive was already flooded and I know there was already flooding in the lower level of the Rath Environmental Center.  I turned around with a bunch of other commuters and took a different, Read More

  I’m featuring a plant that we have not grown (yet) at RBG.  The golden paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera ‘Golden Shadow’) seen in all of these photos are from multiple specimens I’ve been photographing at Olbrich Botanical Gardens (OBG) in Madison, WI for the past decade.  This woody plant, while hardy and native to, Read More

This year we’ll feature a lot of New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) out in the gardens.  The photos in this blog show many varieties of this popular annual although our collection of New Guinea impatiens is based on seed grown offerings while all of these are obtained/purchased as plants (vegetatively propagated).  However, these photos, Read More

My blogging hiatus over the last couple of months is ending as I get more time to take photos and share various RBG-related items!  I’ll admit that after 10 years of blogging, I needed a short break but I’m back baby.  With the Holiday Light Show (HLS) being such a success with 47,000 attendees,, Read More