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Spring Flower Show: Wisconsin Woodlands

March 16, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 5 Comments

Yesterday, Zoe and I took a trip to Olbrich Gardens to check out the spring show: Wisconsin Woodlands It’s very flowery unlike the cold, snowy outdoors and goes until March 24th. The Chenille Tree (Acalypha hispida) in the conservatory is still going crazy:

Chenille Tree (Acalypha hispida)

June 2, 2010
by Megan
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Succulents in Wisconsin

Traveling back in Madison, I searched out the hardy succulents of the Midwest.  They were few and far between, but I think I tracked down all five succulents in Olbrich Gardens. I’m sure I missed a Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ somewhere, … Continue reading

June 1, 2010
by Megan
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Thai Pavilion in Madison

This beautiful Thai Pavilion or Sala was a gift from the Thai Government to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW-Madison has one of the largest Thai student populations in the country (I had no idea). Only four pavilions exist outside of … Continue reading