Great Lighting for Photos!

If the sun poked out at all today, it was for very brief moments.  After some light rain last night, the day has been overcast with storms slowly working their way towards us over the course of the day.  The lighting was perfect for photos although I’ll confess that some of these blog photos were taken earlier in the week with more sunshine.  Above is the Mystic Illusion dark-leaved dahlia (Dahlia hybrida ‘Knockout’).  We had another productive Thursday with a strong turnout of volunteers. It was nice to see a busy garden with many guests taking advantage of the day.

Our volunteers today included Kathy, Dr. Gredler, Eva, Liz, Bonnie, Marilyn, Bob K., Derrick, Ron R., Ron P., Ron Y., Dave, Jim, Steve J., Big Jim, four RECAPPERS and we also Maryam and many others as well.  We are working on a wide range of gardening projects, special events preparations, carpentry, continued preparations for the Holiday Light Show (HLS) and much more!  It was another great day.  Update!  The rain didn’t amount to much later in the day but we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

the Coleus Collection is looking good

the Heirloom Garden has filled in nicely

‘Elephant Head’ amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus) – annual

Graceful Grasses® Vertigo® elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum ‘Tift 8’)

Little Quick Fire® panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPLQF’) – woody shrub

‘Shockwave’ variegated garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) getting ready to bloom! – perennial

Titan™ ‘Dark Red’ annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus) – annual

‘Black Pearl’ ornamental hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) – annual

the Hummingbird Haven in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children’s Garden (above) is looking awesome right now

Viette’s Little Suzy black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Blovi’) – perennial

nice informal hedge of variegated fiveleaf aralia (Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘Variegatus’) – woody shrub

come see our beautiful 2017 Garden Art Projects (above and below) out in the gardens before they are auctioned off on September 8th (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

our ‘Thailand Giant’ (Colocasia gigantea) elephant ears are blooming in many locations and are interesting to observe!

Easy Elegance® Sunrise Sunset rose (Rosa ‘BAIset’)

‘Hopi Red Dye’ amaranth (Amaranthus hybrida) – annual