• Flowers
  • Our Awesome August Garden

    Max in the flowers We hit the backyard jackpot here in Madison. Our fenced in backyard is not only spacious, it has great bones. Lots of perennials were already hanging out, so we just filled in with some annuals. We didn’t move in until June 1st, so in May I was buying and potting up […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Always Awesome Amaranthus

    Allen Centennial Gardens Long time no blog! We’re still alive and well. Made it to Madison, Wisconsin. It’s been one of the hottest, driest summers ever. I’ve been known to call it, “hell on earth”. Between the hormones and swollen feet it hasn’t been pretty, but then it happened. We’ve had consecutive days with temps […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • I Love You Olbrich Gardens

    Bolz Conservatory, Olbrich Botanical Gardens I love Olbrich Botanical Gardens. It used to be a beautiful twenty minute bike ride from my old apartment, so I was there all the time. Especially during my old school photography class days. The outdoor gardens are totally free and the Bolz Conservatory only costs a buck. The Conservatory […]

  • Travel
  • 3118 Cross Street

    My old backyard Last week I was back in Madison, Wisconsin (my rockin’ hometown) for a visit. It was cool to see a true fall for the first time in over five years. One of my first stops was the house I grew up in on. It always amazes me that my tetherball set up […]

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  • Rosey Day Thursday

    Rose love I’ve been a bit of a blogging slacker this week. In continuation of my slacking, I dug up some pictures of the Rose Garden at Olbrich Gardens back in Madison. What rose is that above? I have no idea. I’m not a rose hater by any means, but I wouldn’t exactly say I’m […]

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  • Peony Party

    Peonies are everywhere in Wisconsin. Not so much here in the Bay Area. I took these pics at Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Growing up, it grossed me out that ants were always crawling on them. They’re attracted to the nectar produced by the flower buds. They don’t hurt or help the plant. Paeonia ‘Abalone […]