Today started with some drizzle but ended up being quite sunny this afternoon. My full rain suit was on, then off, then on, then off, etc. When I went out for my morning stroll though, it wasn’t raining at all and I caught more beautiful images. Morning is my favorite time out in the gardens and while the heavy dew can get you damp quickly, the fresh look of the garden is amazing. Early evening is nice too and today seemed to be another busy one with a bus tour and plenty of visitors.
After morning garden duties, I spent time in the area above processing plants to be composted (they save and re-use soil) and collecting, sorting and storing lilies (Lilium) from many containers for replanting next spring. The area below was used by Susan and Thies (second photo down) as both potted up hundreds of plants to a larger pot. The third photo down shows Yuko (student from Japan) who I worked with on the lily processing project. She has been at the gardens for a year and a half and is one of the hardest workers there for sure. More fun tomorrow!