The day started out with some drizzle and it looked like a pretty good chance of rain.  The drizzle ended and we had lots of sun and wind which necessitated some intense watering efforts.  Some rain arrived late in the afternoon which was most welcome.  While we’re not really “dry”, we have lots, Read More

Today was sunny and warm with temperatures in the upper 70 degrees F.  We still haven’t dried out from previous rains so only focused on watering in plantings and containers today.  I was able to explore the entire gardens today and was quite impressed with how well our staff and volunteers “nurture color” along, Read More

Today was perfect in terms of weather with a cool start, plenty of sunshine and a high temperature around 75 degrees F.  I think all of us commented on how nice of a day it was.  Unfortunately the mosquito population is still quite sizable and I think we all commented on this as well!, Read More

I need to be honest and mention that none of these photos were from today!  It was a rainy morning and I didn’t get out in the gardens much as I needed to spend time processing our “post Fall Plant Sale” yard.  I can’t stop photographing the arched bridge (above) with this photo from, Read More

Despite Autumn being 10 days away on the calendar, the combination of cool mornings, leaves falling and other factors, it feels like a “touch of fall” out there!  We still have plenty of color including the recent blooming of the Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale ‘The Giant’)  seen above.  We have these throughout the gardens, Read More

  The predicted rain last night decided to arrive this morning at the start of our Fall Plant Sale.  The rain didn’t “put a damper” (get it?) on our attendance as we had a well attended and steady day of customer traffic.  Larry O. and Bill O. arrived early to check on the gardens, Read More

It was a great day at the Members Only Plant Sale at the Horticulture Center.  The weather was nice although it looks like some rain tonight.  We had very steady traffic throughout the day and had some new members sign up on site so they could enter the sale!  We had great volunteer help, Read More

The Fall Plant Sale is now fully stocked, priced and ready for our Members Only Pre-Sale (Friday, September 9) tomorrow from 9 am until 4 pm at the Horticulture Center.  The sale is open for the public both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (also 9 am until 4 pm) at the Horticulture Center (follow signs, Read More

We had a very successful day of plant tagging and Fall Plant Sale organizing with our crack crew of volunteers led by Janice.  We had Sandi (seen above), Sandy, Terri, Don, Pearl, Mary, Phyllis, Joy, Becky, Nancy and Tina.  We also had help in the plant sale from Kathy, Eva, Larry H., John and, Read More

Today was a hot one!  After a mild weekend, the heat of summer returned with a heat index of 96 degrees F today!  We did some frantic watering but much of our efforts involved the continued preparation for the Fall Plant Sale.  The sale is this Saturday and Sunday (September 10th and 11th) from, Read More