On this dreary day, I thought some more color would be appropriate and have shared some additional hummingbird photos from Ken Tapp and Santos McGill.  If you missed my blog post from a couple days ago featuring Marsha Mood’s hummingbird photos, be sure to check that out as well.  All of these shots were, Read More

We have a lot of photographic evidence this year that our Hummingbird Haven theme in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children’s Garden was successful.  All of these beautiful photos were shared with me by Marsha Mood who is an excellent photographer and valuable RBG volunteer!  We appreciate all the photos she takes at the gardens, Read More

  The gardens still have lots of color despite the very cool evenings we’ve experienced recently and with high temperatures only in the lower 60 degrees F range.  Above is a nice shot of ‘Elephant Head’ amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus) with Abyssinian bananas (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) near the arboretum this morning.  We had a tour, Read More

The temperature this morning was quite chilly but with October arriving this Saturday, the temperatures this week will be quite average.  The sunshine was welcome as was the rain (albeit fast and furious) that arrived yesterday afternoon (.5″).  The weekend went well at the gardens with multiple weddings, a huge cross country meet adjacent, Read More

We had a little rain overnight which should keep the gardens damp through the cooler weekend.  We had a small crew today with Janice and Larry H. on grounds, Bill O. mowing and Kathy and Eva out tidying up.  Kay was in to tidy her area and Chuck S. did a recycling run.  I’m, Read More

The forecast indicated a cloudy day for this Thursday with some rain possible later in the day.  The doppler radar looked promising for earlier rain (which we really don’t need) but that never materialized and everyone took advantage of the dry day and accomplished a wide range of tasks.  I warned everyone to work, Read More

It rained most of today although we had some brief forays out in to the gardens between rain drops.  We had oodles of indoor work to accomplish including the unpacking and processing of about 30,000 new lights (mostly LED) for the Holiday Light Show (HLS).  Big John, Larry H. and Larry O. all worked, Read More

On the way in to work this morning, the fog with quite thick but lifted as the sun came up and warmed things up.  The day was quite nice and warm with a high temperature near 83 degrees F.  The rain last night didn’t amount to much for us but up in Madison, WI,, Read More

The photo above might confuse those not familiar with the Holiday Light Show (HLS) at Rotary Botanical Gardens but for those better versed, these are of course, our half gallon milk jug luminaries.  The luminaries were brought out of storage today for some fresh air and while they wont go out in the gardens, Read More

I popped in to work today to help Larry O. and Bill O. get ready for the day.  With multiple weddings and lack of significant rainfall yesterday, Bill and Larry had a full morning of tidying up wedding sites, checking water features and watering containers.  Shawn W. was in to clean up our water, Read More