Another May-Like June Day

This morning was darn right chilly at about 45 degrees F. That reminds me more of May than June but the day did warm up after some late morning rain. We had a very productive day both inside and outside. Our grounds crew of Big John, Terry, Cindy, Sean, Larry and I all had lots of different duties and shifted inside easily for some indoor projects during the hour or so of rainfall (not unwelcome). Our volunteers today included Kathy, Eva, Tim, Stan, Kristin, Kath, Marleen, Barb, Terri, Sandi, Cora, Jane, Dr. Gredler, Bill, Urban, Rollie, Mary Kay, Janice, Art and many others. It was another busy and productive day with LOTS of kids out in the gardens enjoying tours and programs by our wonderful education volunteers.

‘Roseomarginata’ European beech (tricolor beech) – (Fagus sylvatica) – woody (above)
‘E.A. Bowles’ mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius) – woody (above) – fragrant!!!
‘Taylor’s Sunburst’ lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) – woody (above)
‘Mount Everest’ ornamental onion (Allium sp.) – perennial (above)
‘Blue Ice’ hybrid bluestar (Amsonia hybrida) – perennial (above)
‘Twilite’ false indigo (Baptisia x variicolor) – perennial (above)
Decadence® ‘Lemon Meringue’ false indigo (Baptisia hybrida) – perennial (above)
‘Starlite’ false indigo (Baptisia x bicolor) – perennial (above)
‘Princeton Gold’ Norway maple (Acer platanoides) – woody (above)
‘Sun King’ golden Japanese spikenard (Aralia cordata) – perennial (above)
golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) – perennial (above)
‘Spring Ghost’ Colorado spruce (Picea pungens) – woody (above)
‘Rick’s White Tip’ Colorado spruce (Picea pungens) – woody (above)
‘Ivory Queen’ Turkestan onion (Allium karataviense) – perennial (above)
variegated horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) – woody (above)
Black Lace® elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’) – woody (above)
‘Rikugi Sakura’ Siberian iris (Iris sibirica) – perennial (above)
‘Shaker’s Prayer’ Siberian iris (Iris sibirica) – perennial (above)
wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) – perennial (above)

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