Above is a nice shot of the formal gardens this afternoon from the back porch above the English cottage garden. My blog title of STUGGY refers to my new word combination of STUFFY and MUGGY. I think it was appropriate as it was pretty brutal out there today with the heat and humidity. While we did see some visitors, the bulk of the activity involved our wonderful volunteers “toughing it out” in this hot weather. The gardens continue to look awesome including that front slope planting of red/orange/yellow as seen below. Our day started out with a semi-load delivery of bagged compost at 6:30 am for the Fall Plant Sale (see below). Larry was in to unload it as he is excellent with the skid loader. Thankfully Bob (in blue) and Larry (in white) were there to help out as well (with Alan and Leo too!). We had another excellent day out in the gardens and while it hasn’t dried up entirely yet from the rain last Saturday, I wouldn’t mind some rain in the next day or two. All of the photos in this blog were taken today.