Shorts In November?

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Today was absolutely beautiful and both Cindy and John had shorts on to enjoy the unseasonably awesome start to November.  Even the morning glories (Ipomoea purpurea) above continue to thrive.  We all took advantage of the day and even saw quite a few visitor admiring the gardens and our continued progress on the Holiday LIght Show (HLS).

Cindy, Big John, Larry H. and Bobby K. all worked on a wide range of projects although the focus was continued set-up for the HLS.  The day was long and my time to finish this blog is short…so enjoy the photos from today!

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fall color on ‘Aconitifolium’ fullmoon maple (Acer japonicum) – woody tree

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fall color on ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) – woody tree

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fall color on ‘Green Cascade’ fullmoon maple (Acer japonicum) – woody tree

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three-flower maple (Acer triflorum) – woody tree

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fall color on ‘Goshiki’ Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata) – woody tree

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It was delightful working out in the gadens today and I’m sure our volunteers enjoyed it as well.  Eva above (along with Kathy below) worked on clearing debris near the zig-zag bridge.  Marv B. was in to tidy up the moss gardens and Bill O. helped with a bunch of projects as well.  Whitey was in to help put lights up for the Holiday Light Show (HLS) and decorated a bunch of evergreens.  We saw Vern, Maury and many others as well.

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Kathy P. (above)

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Maury, Gary, Dick (Larry, Moe, Curly) mounting a new screen today

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Bill O. (above)

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we slid this 20′ tall obelisk on to the U.S.S. Ginger (here with Larry H.)

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Whitey

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John pulling trees for the HLS – smooths out the path nicely

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‘Variegatus’ Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis) – perennial

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not insignificant fall color on Quick Fire® panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’) – woody shrub

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sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) – woody tree

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‘Forever Purple’ coral bells (Heuchera) – perennial

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the weather is still warm enough for this elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) – tropical

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‘Debonair’ pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) – deciduous conifer

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‘Debonair’ pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) – deciduous conifer

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‘Red Fox’ katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) – woody tree

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