Another Beautiful Day!

It was another beautiful, sunny day with a slight chill in the air (59 degrees F).  That didn’t stop the crocus (above) or hyacinth (Hyacinthus) below from blooming nicely!  We’re seeing more plants poking up each day.  I drove 4 hours back from Sturgeon Bay this morning to arrive at the gardens with lots of action going on!  Big John was edging beds while Larry H. was mulching.  Larry O. continued to work on equipment and is prepping for some looming projects.  Our volunteers included Kathy P., Maury, Bill, Greg and Cheryl P., Bev D., Myrt and perhaps some others that I missed this morning.  Lots of action going on and we’re seeing more visitors daily out enjoying the gardens.

I could smell this hyacinth (Hyacinthus) before I saw it today!

the weeping willow (above and below) looks great with our colorful Adirondack chairs on the North point garden

white pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) – perennial

wild ginger (Asarum canadense) is emerging quickly – perennial

the crocuses (Crocus sp.) not eaten by the rabbits are at peak!

flowers of plantain-leaf sedge (Carex plantaginea) – perennial

quickly emerging ‘Gold Heart’ bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) above – perennial

the classic combo of daffodils (Narcissus) with Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) – perennial

above is a work in progress with Shane at the helm….more photos coming soon!

Above is one of two holes that will become drains in the English cottage garden to help mitigate flooding issues which have plagued us for many years in that space!

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