Bloom Board Pictures
San Diego Botanic Garden Docents Virtual Bloom Board Index
Click on one of the links below to see flowers in bloom in a given month or an entire year.
NOTE: There is information at the bottom of the page.
The bloom board is created once a month by a small group of docents and staff who work as a team. On the first Tuesday of the month Herb Knufken takes the pictures and Barbara Osthaus, Barbara Farley, Sally Sandler and Allan Dodds walk with him through the SDBG and take notes. The next few days are spent correctly identifying the plants and confirming their locations in the garden. Liz Rozycki usually helps with this. The work is co-ordinated through an interactive online spreadsheet maintained by Allan Dodds, who also finds a web-link for more information on each plant.
Once done, Barbara Osthaus prints out a key and places it in the display cabinet near the gift shop, along with the poster Herb Knufken creates from his 30 pictures. At the same time Nick Ruddick creates an online virtual bloom board from the same images, sometimes supplemented by additional images taken by others.
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