The Last 22 Hours…

It’s been a whirlwind week, particularly the last day or so.  The two photos above and three below were shared by Maryam P. (thanks!) and show some of the action last night during our Wednesday evening planting.  We had a nice turnout and planted four garden beds including many of the plants in the gazebo garden.  Above is Tina planting begonias and we also had help from Big John, Alan, Dave F., Grace, Alicia, Terri, Becky, Maryam and Sue.  Hope I didn’t forget anyone!

We then jumped right back in to planting today with our Thursday volunteers and a great group of 7th grade volunteers from St. Paul’s Lutheran School brought by teacher Jim K.  The team (along with four other adults) did a great job planting in the reception garden.  Kathy P. and Eva did more bulb foliage clearing, tidying and some planting.  Shirley H. and Marilyn H. (birthday girl) did a great job planting a whole lot of New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri).  Bob C. tidied paths while Bob K. continued lifting tulip clumps from the front of the Parker Education Center.  Barb was in to work in the Giant Aquarium while Dr. Gredler did his mowing rounds along with Rollie.  Steve, Jim, Vern, Ron Y. and Dave all had carpentry projects.  Dick H. ran to the dump and had some different projects.  Greg and Cheryl did a nice job tidying in the Japanese garden.  We also saw many others today.

Alan M. and his favorite gloves (above)

Trevor (left) and Nolan teamed up to move 4,000 lbs. of banana plants (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) this morning

Shirley (left) and Marilyn (birthday girl)

the St. Paul’s Lutheran School volunteers (along with their adults) did a great job planting this morning!

just a few of the plants the students planted this morning (above)

sea kale (Crambe maritima) – perennial

Scotch rose (Rosa spinosissima) – woody shrub

variegated moor grass (Molinia caerulea ‘Variegata’) – perennial

Dr. Gredler (above) putting a nice mowing pattern in to the sunken garden lawn

the Garden Art Project fish are already a huge it…I love the detail on this one! (see two photos below too!)

we have eight (8) of these new garden signs out in the gardens

variegated sweet iris (Iris pallida ‘Albo-Marginata’) – perennial

Decadence® ‘Cherries Jubilee’ false indigo hybrid (Baptisia hybrida) – perennial

golden Norway spruce (Picea abies ‘Aurea Jakobsen’) – woody tree

Chardonnay Pearls® golden deutzia (Deutzia gracilis ‘Duncan’) – woody shrub

ornamental onions (Allium sp.) are just past peak right now but still offering color – perennial

crisp blue flowers of bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) – perennial

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