Today was a beautiful sunny day and quite a departure from the rains and winds yesterday. We were happy that the storm abated before reaching Janesville as we had very little wind damage and received a nice .5″ of rain. Our rainfall has been pretty consistent this year and it’s always nice to let Mother Nature do the watering as opposed to turning on the sprinklers! The Russo Family Fountain looked great this morning as seen above. We were impressed with the number of visitors out in the gardens today and the summer colors are starting to fill in quickly as the annuals mature with this heat. We had a solid grounds crew today and some excellent volunteers as well. All the photos in this blog were taken today.