Good Oak News

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Come See Us at The Garden Expo!

Come meet the Good Oak crew at the Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI on February 13-15th.

Find us at booth 117 and say hello to Frank, Allison, Doug and other Good Oak associates. Before you know it the first skunk cabbages, sharp-lobed hepaticas, blood roots and spring beauties will be blooming, so now's the time to start planning for spring!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wildflowers of Colorado presentation, Wed. January 28th

Wild Ones presents: Wildflower Tour of Colorado

During one of the coldest, darkest days of winter, come join us to celebrate the bright and cheery botany of summertime in the mountains. Colorado is home to a wide variety of wildflowers, some are also native to Wisconsin like wild bergamot, green-headed coneflower and harebells, while others such as corn lily, monument plant and elephant flower are endemic to their mountain homes. Frank Hassler from Good Oak Ecological Services will give us a lesson on mountain ecology and a guided tour of colorful flora that inhabits the foothills, mountain meadows and alpine tundra. Get in the mood: Dress for warm sunny weather and, if you can, bring a summer-time treat to share.

This event will be held on Wednesday January 28th at 7 p.m. at the Sequoya Branch Library, located at 513 S Midvale Blvd, Madison.

Presented by the Madison Chapter of Wild Ones: Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. For more information, contact Frank Hassler:

Monday, January 5, 2009

Now Featuring Frank Hassler's Wildflower Photography

I've been interested in photography my whole life but didn't have the money to buy a camera and get serious about it until after college. Over the past ten years or so I've photographed a variety of subjects from outdoor sports in action to landscape scenery. But my favorite subject has always been the amazingly beautiful wildflowers of the Midwest. So I've put together a gallery of my finest photographs on the web to share and offer them for sale. I hope to be offering additional features in the coming years such as additional galleries, free desktop images, and more. But for now, take a look and enjoy, and contact me if your are interested in purchasing any images. Below are just a few of the 60 photos I have chosen to display: