More Visitors Arriving!

It was another nice, warm sunny day with temperatures around 80 degrees F.  Nice shot above of ‘Bonfire’ spurge (Euphorbia polychroma) looking colorful in the English cottage garden.  We had a busy day at the gardens.  There was a self-guided tour going through the gardens as well as some youth education opportunities.  It was nice to see lots of visitors out in the gardens.  I ran for more plants (as did Larry and Alex) and we had more deliveries as well.  Our grounds staff of Larry H., Alex, Bobby K. and I all had to wear many hats as we juggled planting, picking up plants, watering, accepting deliveries and coordinating our volunteers.  I’m glad we have 29 years of experience doing these things as it is important to keep everything (and everyone!) moving.  Our super duper volunteers today included Kathy, Eva, Barb, Sandi, Terry, Gena, Mary, Nancy, Patti, Stan, Kristin, Greg, Cheryl, Maury, Dr. Gredler and some others.  It was a busy day and a long one (hence my abbreviated text here!).  Enjoy the photos from today though!

ornamental onions (Allium sp.) galore! – perennial bulb

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) – perennial

‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ plantain lily (Hosta) – perennial

Lotus Moon™ pearlbush (Exochorda x macrantha ‘Bailmoon’) – woody shrub (above and below)

Kathy (left) and Eva (right before they ran me over…)

Kay (above) working her kung fu and planting 36 new perennials

‘Blue Danube’ wild hyacinth (Camassia leichtlinii) – perennial bulb

‘Leprechaun’ crabapple (Malus) – woody tree

Dream Catcher® beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Maradco’) – woody shrub

grape hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum) will finish soon – perennial bulb

‘Sutherland Gold’ elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) – woody shrub