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.

2010-12 Cumulative Index

January 2014

December 2013

November – Under construction 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

The bloom board is created once a month by a small group of docents and staff who work as a team. On the last Tuesday of the month Herb Knufken takes the pictures and Barbara Osthaus, Diana Goforth, 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. SDBG staff 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 pictures. At the same time Nick Ruddick creates an online virtual bloom board from the same images, supplemented by additional images taken by others.
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