One of the many research projects taking place focuses on Achillea millefolium. Samples were collected from around the garden and were pressed and dried. Next they will undergo chromosomal analysis to determine if there are different species present, or if it is all A. millefolium. The different specimens vary greatly as far as their leaf and flower color and shape.
|Loading tufa rock from a pile about 15 mins drive from the garden.|
|Christophe, one of the garden's botanists, labels the dried specimens of Achillea that will be used for the genetics study.|
|Maeva and Heloïse planting Lewisia rediviva var. minor in the North American bed.|
|Klei, a botanical illustrator from Brazil, is at the garden for a week to draw.|
|On a rainy day, Kathleen uses a Dremel to inscribe plant names on metal labels.|