Today was another cool one at around 72 degrees F. The sunshine was welcome and it looks like we’ll head in to some hotter weather later in the week. We hope to have great weather for the Home Garden Tour this Saturday, July 11th. See our website at www.rotarybotanicalgardens.org for more information on this event. It was a great day to visit the gardens and we saw MANY folks strolling through including some tours and groups of children. While the cooler summer has had ample rainfall, we still are waiting for the heat to help push along our tropicals. However, there was no shortage of beautiful things to see at the gardens today like the ‘Mystic Enchantment’ dark-leaved dahlia (Dahlia sp.) seen directly above. Our grounds staff kept busy today and we had a superb group of volunteers help out in the gardens. All the photos in this blog were taken today.
The grounds staff kept busy today. Cheryl (half day) continued on her weeding projects while Cindy (half day) composted lots of plants and moved on to tidy work in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children’s Garden (Scented Garden). Nolan worked on skimming and replacing path gravel, mulching, removing plants and some other tasks. Big John made a plant run, butchered a willow (it needed it!), watered the yard and had some other duties. Terry sheared, watered, mulched and had some other duties as well. I was able to place plants and help organize the volunteers today. It was a very productive day!