Above is Kathy who earned some extra credit by coming in early to start transplanting plugs in to larger pots for this year. She started by working on the new, variegated milkweed (Asclepias curassavica ‘Monarch Promise’) seen below. I included some photos I took of this plant last summer which really show off the interesting foliage. Eva later came to help Kathy out and they also headed out in to the gardens for some tidying. Kay was in to tidy a tough area but she always does such an excellent job. Our daylily dividing crew today was led by Lisa I. and included Bev, Bob, 2 RECAPPERS, Ken, Peg, Deb and her granddaughter. They did an excellent job and accomplished what they set out to finish! Maury worked on lots of odd jobs and Dick H. was around to help as well. Our Garden Development & Maintenance Committee had a meeting (Christy M., Big John, Ron, Hal, Iza, Maury, Larry H. and me). We also saw Sue M. and many others today as well.
The rain didn’t slow the grounds crew. Cindy helped process more caladiums and the plants that the ladies were transplanting. She also worked on tidying, preparing tools for the divide today and applying more pre-emergent weed control. Big John helped all our on site contractors today and kept everyone moving along. He also had a wide range of duties as well. Larry H. was also a big help this morning and continues to have a lead as our #1 mulch spreader (2016) – in terms of volume! I had meetings and caught up on some desk work as well.