I was baptized, Hiltrud Maria Masuch, in Domnau, County Bartenstein, East Prussia, Germany. During WW II, my mother, brother and I fled from the Russian invasion. In 1959 I came to the US to increase the knowledge of my business English. Instead I studied entomology and eventually specialized in Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). I kept a large butterfly garden. Hence my interest in flowers. I am married with children.Hiltrud “Sam” Webber
Hiltrud "Sam" Webber passed away unexpectedly in August 2011. This memorial gallery has both photographs she posted plus many others contributed from her extensive library of photographs of the plants, scenes and attractions found throughout Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. She is missed by many but by viewing her collection of photographs, you can appreciate her love of flowers, shrubs, trees, insects,and other attractions found throughout the Parks as seen through her eyes.You can tour the Botanical Center's grounds and many beautiful gardens with a few clicks of your mouse.
Photographs by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber Galleries designed by Barbara Clark Introduction by George Deatz
Editor's Note: Please also visit Sam's YouTube gallery which is a collection of her photos in a slide show format. Also visit Sam's resurrected website: ofbooksandbutterflies.com.
Here are photos that did not fit in any other gallery.
This is the last gallery of pictures taken by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber. When I began this project in early September 2011, my goal was to preserve her photographs and to show the beauty of the many gardens in the Parks which are ever changing. Choosing from thousands of pictures was challenging but enjoyable. Sadly, some of quality and beauty was lost in many photos because of the website's file size restrictions. After seeing how Sam loved photography and the Parks, hope you are inspired to experience this extraordinary area for yourself. If you do, I am sure you will return often. Since these galleries are at your fingertips for reference, please enjoy them frequently and invite others to join you.
My gratitude to George Deatz, past president and board member of Friends of the Garden for his advice, guidance, and faith in me. Also to RJ Jacob, FOG Administrator, for his assistance and patience, I am truly appreciative. A special thank-you to those who assisted in the identification of many flowers: Clydette Alsup-EgbersRenae BernskoetterGeorge DeatzBrian Edmond Peter LongleyFrank ShipeBarbara St ClairKatie SteinhoffPam TrewathaDoing this project has been an honor.Barb Clark
Sam photographed these in October .
1 American Beauty 2 Aster Heath 3 Bengal Trumpet Vine - Thunbergia grandiflora
4 Bluebeard Golden 5 Cornflower 6 Cypress Vine 7 Datura Thornapple 8 Datura 9 Impatiens
10 Japanese Windflower - Anemone japonica 11 Lantana 12 Mandevilla 13 Morning Glory
14 Penstemon - Foxglove 15 Pentas 16 Petunia Wild 17 Petunia Wild 18 Rose
19 Sage Mealy- Salvia farinacea 20 Toad Lily 21 Wandering Jew
More flowers seen in September by Sam.
1 Marigold 2 Marigold 3 Mum 4 Mum and insect 5 Obedient Plant 6 Onion Blade 7 Onion
8 Osage Orange 9 Pea 10 Rose 11 Rose Prairie 12 Sage Gentian 'Salvia patens'
13 Sedum 'Stonecrop' 14 Sedum tall 15 Sedum red 16 Sedum with insect 17 Snakeroot
18 Spider Lily 19 Sunflower Smooth Oxeye 20 Thistle 21 Verbena 22 Virgin's Bower
23 Yellow Archangel 24-25 Zinnia
Sam saw these in September.
1 Aster Amethyst 2 Aster Blue 3 Aster Fringed Blue 4 Aster New England 5 Boneset Late
6 Clover Bush 7 Cockscomb Spiked 8 Cockscomb Plumed-9 Cockscomb - Celosia cristata
10 Cypress Vine buds 11 Dahlia 12 Dianthus 13 Elephant's Foot 14 Grass Ruby Pink Crystals
15 Grass Miscanthus Giant 16 Grass Silver Feather 17 Hibiscus 18 Hydrangea Panicle
19-20 Knotweed Japanese 21 Liriope 22 Mandevilla 23 Mandevilla bloom
Flowers seen in August by Sam.
1 Brown eyed Susan 2 Bugleweed 3 Daisy Butter 4 Euphorbia Variegate 5 Fleece Mountain 'Fire Tail'
6 Lily Amaryllis 7 Lily Trumpet 8 Liriope 9 Sunflower/Coneflower 'Big Sky Sunrise' 10 Sweet Pea 11 Tuberosa
More July flowers from Sam.
1 Marigold French 2 Marigold 3 Milkweed 4 Pea 5 Phlox Garden 6 Plantain 7 Poker Yellow
8 Sage Autumn 9 Soapwort, Bouncing Bet 10 Striped Grass 11 Sunflower False
12 Sunflower Mexican 13 Sunflower Perennial 14 Sunflower Common 15 Thistle
16 Turk's Cap 17 Verbena Blue 18 Verbena Tall 19 Yarrow
July flowers as seen by Sam.
1 Butterfly Bush 2 Butterflyweed 3 Catmint 4 Cleome 5-6 Coneflower 7 Coreopsis Plains
8 Corkscrew Vine 9 Gladiola 10 Globe Thistle 11 Goat's Rue 12 Golden Alexander 13
Goldenrod 14 Hollyhock 15 Hollyhock Japanese 16 Hyrandgea Panicle 17 Hyssop Wild
18 Lantana 19-20 Liatris 21 Lily
Sam's pictures of flowers blooming in June.
1 Petunia 2 Primrose 3 Queen Ann's Lace 4 Red Hot Poker 5 Rose 6 Sage 7 Salvia
8 Sea Holly 9 Sedum "Golden Carpet" 10 Snapdragon 11 Thistle 12 Veronica 'Royal Candles'
13 Veronica and friends 14 Veronica 'Fascination' 15 Vinca 16 Viola Tricolor 17 Yarrow Yellow
18 Yarrow White 19 Zinnia 20 Unknown Identified Abelia x 'Edward Goucher'
More from Sam of June blooms.
1 Crown Vetch 2 Daisy Fleabane 3 Daisy 4 Day Lily 5 Elderberry 6 False Sunflower 7 Garlic
8 Goat's Rue 9 Hydrangea Oakleaf 10 Hydrangea 11 Iris 12 Lamb's Ears 13 Larkspur 14 Lavender
15 Lily 16 Loosestrife 17 Magnolia 18 Mallow 19 Marigold 20 Mist Flower 21 Moss Rose 22 Penstemon
23 Unknown Mint family Identified Alpine Betony Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Flowers seen by Sam in June.
1 Agastache 2 Angelmist 3 Aster Stokes 4 Bear's Breeches 5 Beebalm Red 6 Beebalm Monarda
7 Begonia 8 Bellflower 9 Bindweed 10 Brown Eyed Susan 11 Buttercup 12 Cactus 13 Catmint
14 Cinquefoil 15 Clematis 16 Clover Red 17 Clover White 18 Coneflower 19 Coreopsis
20 Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' 21 Crocosmia
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The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."