Another Frantic Friday!

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Today was another crazy day with lot of grounds staff and volunteers in perpetual motion.  Nice shot above of the Russo Family Fountain in the distance with ‘Purple Sensation’ ornamental onions (Allium) and a ‘Royal Purple’ smokebush (Cotinus coggygria) in the foreground.  Our volunteers today included Marv, Kathy, Eva, Kay, Karen M., Jim, three RECAPPERS, Alan, Bill O., Dave, Vern, Maury, Jan R. and many others.  Activities included lots of weeding, primping, rose planting and general gardening.  Our grounds staff of Cindy, Janice, Trevor, Larry H., Big John and Terry had a busy day from start to finish.  We had a wide range of projects including a run for plants, rototilling, watering, edging, planting, tidying, etc.  There was so much going on it’s tough to even list all the projects that were accomplished today.  A big part of the day was preparing for the Volunteer Work Day (planting) tomorrow (8 am – 12 noon) by hauling plants and supplies for an efficient start to our Saturday.

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an oldie and goodie…’Palace Purple’ coral bells (Heuchera) between boulders – perennial

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‘Purple Sensation’ ornamental onion (Allium) with variegated fiveleaf aralia (Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘Variegatus) – woody shrub

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Mighty Velvet™ lamb’s ears (Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’) – annual

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early foliage of ‘Amber Moon’ false spirea (Astilbe chinensis) – perennial

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‘Sunny Delight’ Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) – perennial

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‘Sweet Kate’ golden spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana) – perennial

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‘Silk Tassel’ sedge (Carex morrowii) – perennial

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‘Sugar Plum’ coral bells (Heuchera) – perennial

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reddish tinting on barrenwort (Epimedium x rubrum) above – perennial

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peonies (Paeonia) mixed with ‘Purple Sensation’ ornamental onions (Allium)

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“Tiller Boy” (Big John) – above

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Janice (above) put in some serious planting time in the Heirloom Garden

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Alan (above) helping plant roses today with Larry H. and Trevor

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nice to have Jan R. (above) back in action in the Scottish garden

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Kay (above)

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‘Sunset Shades’ cowslip primrose (Primula veris) with Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica)

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flax (Linum sp.) in the herb garden – perennial

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this colorful entrance to the Hosta Hollow and Fern & Moss Garden is sure inviting!

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the tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) are starting to peak (above and below)

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