Monday Crunch

I forgot to post this blog from Monday which was a busy day!  Above is Benjamin from Boerner Botanical Gardens (Hales Corners, WI) who visited us to grab some tropicals for use in their garden next year.  We like sharing and enjoyed having Benjamin at the gardens.  We continued work on our Holiday Light Show (HLS) set-up which becomes a continued priority.  We also continue to water although the chance of precipitation this week is pretty good.  Grounds staff on Monday included Terry, Big John, Larry O., Cindy, Larry H. and myself.  Our volunteers included Kathy, Eva, Marleen, Bob K., Marv B., Alan, Lloyd, Dennis, three RECAPPERS, Dr. Gredler, Rollie, Dave T., Vern. Ron Y., Steve and many others.

lots of half gallon milk jug luminaries await their use in the HLS

Marv B. (above) tended both of his moss areas

picturesque Amur maple (Acer ginnala) with start of fall color – woody tree

‘Silver Falls’ Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum) – perennial

‘Ozawa’ ornamental onion (Allium thunbergii) – perennial

the iconic arched bridge

‘Golden Sunshine’ willow (Salix sachalinensis) – woody plant (Olbrich Botanical Garden) – these shots are from Friday

Sunny Knock Out® rose (Rosa ‘Radsunny’) – woody shrub (Olbrich Botanical Gardens)

‘Lady in Black’ calico aster (Aster lateriflorus) – perennial (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

popcorn cassia (Cassia didymobotrya) – tropical (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

neat vignette at Olbrich Botanical Garden

peacock orchids (Gladiolus acidenthera) – tropical (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

‘Golden Arrow’ fleece flower (Persicaria amplexicaulis) – perennial (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

‘September Charm’ Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida) – perennial (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

turtlehead (Chelone glabra) – perennial (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

Quick Fire® panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’) – woody shrub (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese anemone (Anemone hybrida) – perennial (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

‘Sinonome’ toadlily (Tricytris hybrida) – perennial

 ROYAL HAWAIIAN® ‘Blue Hawaii’ elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) – tropical (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

variegated shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’) – tropical (Olbrich Botanical Garden)

orange New Zealand sedge (Carex testacea) – annual (Olbrich Botanical Garden)