Today followed a familiar pattern with a chilly morning but a decent day warming up to the lower 40 degrees F. Above is the fall color on a Korean maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum) at the east end of the gardens. Fall color, on average, this year was ok but the maples were spectacular and many continue to show intensifying colors well in to November. It was a small crew today. Kathy, Eva and Alan tidied out in the gardens and Bill was in for mowing and some other duties. The grounds crew of Cindy, Big John, Terry and I worked on other tasks including plenty of Holiday Light Show (HLS) preparations. I ran another 1/2 mile of cords today and figure I’m about 66.66% done and should finish next week if the weather pattern holds. Terry and John put out more displays and installed more lights. Cindy did a nice job making some arrangements in our pergola urns (see below) and cut back a whole lot of perennials. It was a quiet day but a beautiful day out in the gardens.
Easy Elegance® Calypso rose (Rosa ‘BAIypso’) still hanging in there – woody shrub
Cindy put together some awesome arrangements today (above and two below) – she has a knack for this creativity!
fall color on Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Maria’) – woody shrub
nice shot above of the colorful south entrance to the Japanese garden
fall color on red maple (Acer rubrum) at the Horticulture Center – woody tree
a beautiful thug….creeping archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Variegatum’) – perennial (spreading!)
channeling Clark Griswold (above and below)