Nice Warm Up

Today was beautifully sunny and warm with a temperature around 76 degrees F. I think we are beyond the chance of overnight frost which has been a concern over the last couple of weeks. It was another very busy day with grounds staff and volunteers involved with myriad tasks. We made two more trips to pick up plants and continue to prepare for our busy planting season. Our grounds staff of Larry, Bobby K., John, Chuck, Brian and Sean all had a wide range of projects around the gardens. We had a very solid turnout of volunteers that included Kathy, Eva, Sharon, Gena, Mary, Myrt, Sue, Patti, Nancy, Bonnie, Bill, Becky, Dave K. Maury, Dick H., Chris and many others. It was super busy and as we put closure on the Spring Plant Sale, we shift gears to additional spring gardening activities and try to achieve the delicate balance of weeding, planting and other traditional gardening activities.

‘Princeton Gold’ Norway maple (Acer platanoides) – woody tree (above)
‘Daphnis’ variegated masterwort (Peucedanum ostruthium) – perennial
nice shot of today – note redbuds (Cercis canadensis) starting to bloom
the Mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum) have filled in nicely – perennial (above)
Serious Blackā„¢ bush clematis (Clematis recta ‘Lime Close’) – perennial (above)
Rodger’s flower (Rodgersia aesculifolia) – perennial (above)
‘Pleniflora’ double Japanese kerria (Kerria japonica) – woody shrub (above)
blooms of ‘Jack Frost’ false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla) – perennial (above)
goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) in bloom – perennial (above and below)
‘Gold Heart’ bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) – perennial (above)
Our Wednesday crew (Nancy, Patti, Mary, Gena, Myrt, Sue and Bonnie) were back in action today!