Celosia spicata 'Flamingo Feather'. Photo by Robert Manduca '10.

remember my first day of work. My boss gave me an overview of what I would be doing, then handed me the camera and told me to go try it out. The garden outside the Arboretum building was in full flower, and I had never been in a place full of so many unusual, intriguing types of plants. I knew then that this was going to be an amazing job."

Robert Manduca '10
Photography assistant
Rochester, Minn.