Today was another beautiful one and more plants went in the ground! Nice shot above of ‘Taylor’s Sunburst’ lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) with bright yellow new growth on the “candles”. We had another excellent day with lots of tasks accomplished and great progress with planting from some of our veteran volunteers. Our grounds staff of Cindy, Shania, Big John, Larry H., Alex, Terry and I all had a wide range of duties throughout the gardens. We had a decent volunteer turnout as well. Don, Pearl, Marleen, Terri and Sandi all planted and got a whole lot of plants installed. Other volunteers included Dr. Gredler, Bill, Maury, Stan, Steve, Barb, Vern, Peg, Kathy P., Eva and others. The gardens continue to look excellent and I believe we have planted about 50% of our annuals which is pretty good for this point in June. More planting in earnest over the coming weeks to be sure!
tricolor European beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Roseomarginata’) – woody tree
Don and Pearl ready to get started planting their assigned garden area
classic white peonies (Paeonia, unknown variety) at peak in the reception garden – perennial
climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris) in bloom today – woody vine
purple catalpa (Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’) – woody tree
Kathy P. (left), Eva and Cherub buddy
‘Rooguchi’ clematis (Clematis hybrida) – perennial vine