We are not a "look pretty" botanical garden! We are a research trial. First time visitors often run around the trials and make their "WOW", amazing flower list. In fact, the plants that are dead and dying should also be of significant interest to visitors so that they know what NOT to plant! A dead, dying and ugly list can be very useful list when planning your garden.
So next time you see a picture of a flower, think about where it was grown. California? Florida? The pics on our website are all from Kansas summers, so there's no candy-coating it.