Although we all made fun of Bob K. today for his “Easter bonnet” hat (seen above), he was a huge help with watering the entire yard. Despite the fact that many plants have gone out in the gardens, it still takes a couple hours to get through the watering and he did a nice job. I wasn’t able to photograph all the volunteers today but we had a lot of gardening going on as well as other tasks. Thanks to Bob K., Eva, Kathy, Kay, Vicky, Roy, Marv, Vern, Dr. Gredler, Karen M., Mary, Gena, Myrt, Betty, Patty, Mary H., Kathy #2, Jan, Alan, Lois, Janice and all the Chestnut House volunteers. We also saw Kris K., new intern Molly, Maury (errands), Dick H., Dave, Bill O. and many others today. I’ve been impressed with the great volunteer turnouts daily this time of year and while we still have lots to plant and weeds to address, we’re making progress every day!
The grounds staff all had a wide range of tasks with everyone also involved with watering. Big John and Terry set up sprinklers, ran irrigation, rototilled, planted shrubs, hauled plants and shifted between many other projects. Cindy focused her weeding and planting efforts in the Smelly Garden theme in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children’s Garden and had some watering as well. Cheryl had watering, weeding and clearing of significant bulb foliage. I was able to run out three more large loads of plants out in preparation for some installation tomorrow. It was sticky out there but productive!