Chilly Autumn Arrives!

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Sorry this blog posting is a day late!  We had a chilly (and busy!) Friday but the sun did appear later in the day.  Cindy, Janice and Larry O. all had a wide range of duties and our excellent volunteers of Kathy, Eva, Kay, Alan, Steve, Vicki, Kristin, Bill O., Maury and many others were a huge help.  Randy M. was in to repair more displays for the Holiday Light Show (HLS).  Nice shot above of the fall color progression on Tiger Eyes® golden staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’).  We had quite a few visitors out in the gardens and I gave a tour for a botany class from UW-Rock County in the afternoon.  Enjoy the photos below…

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Mystic Dreamer dahlia (Dahlia hybrida ‘Zone10’) – annual

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fruits of the blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis) – perennial

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the sunken garden still has some color for the wedding today (Saturday)

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Janice (above) was digging and potting neat begonias before it gets too cold for them!

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Kathy and Eva kept trying to move this rock but decided to just weed around it…

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Steve and Vicky (above), along with Alan, processed 16 Abyssinian bananas (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) for storage! (see below too)

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Kristin (above) looks blurry because she was shivering and my hand was also shivering during this cold morning!

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banana processing above and below

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Kay (one of the best smiles we have around the gardens)

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Magda’s garden bed (above) always looks great throughout the seasons!

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‘Flamingo Feather Pink’ wheat celosia (Celosia spicata) – annual

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these ‘Red Sun’ zinnias (Zinnia elegans) are still looking vivid! – annual

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Main Street Oxford Street™ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF12-87-9’) – annual

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ColorBlaze® Lime Time™ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) – annual

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‘Dipt in Wine’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) – annual

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