At least the Plant Fair weekend had excellent weather! Today was overcast with intermittent drizzle and rain. I ended up pretty soaked but we had a productive day. My morning tour was a bit shorter due to the weather but the color still looks great for October like the tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis) seen above! I’m seeing this plant at 7-8′ tall here and wonder what it would do for us in Wisconsin? We spent quite a bit of time taking down various elements out in the Plant Fair area then moved on to working on clearing meadows. It was a physical day which was good and the majority of the grounds staff and volunteers cleaned up the area down near the Farm including the Education Building. Fergus directed staff and ended up very involved with the activities. He’s certainly not shy about rolling up his sleeves!