Overcast & Productive!

Nice shot above of ‘Bronze Pink’ copperleaf (Acalypha wilkesiana) which has exceeded my expectations for both height and beauty.  Most copperleafs we’ve planted get 18-24″ but these are over 48″ tall!  It was cool and cloudy today and it looks like some very low temperatures tonight near 34 degrees F!  We hit the ground running today with Cindy, Ibhar, Alex, Bobby K., Larry H. and I having many tasks.  We continue to water and garden but are shifting to more work on the Holiday Light Show (HLS) which Bobby K. and Larry focused on today (see Larry’s feet in the top photo!).  Volunteers included Eva, Marleen, Steve, Dennis, Maury, Kristin, Vern and some others that stopped by throughout the day.  It was another great day and we’re glad color has extended so well out in the gardens heading in to October.

‘Thai Bangkok’ hot peppers (Capsicum frutescens) – annual

‘Carolina Reaper’ hot pepper (Capsicum chinense) – annual

Royal Hawaiian® ‘Black Coral’ elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) amongst ‘Blazin’ Rose’ bloodleaf (Iresine hybrida) – tropicals

‘Solar Cascade’ goldenrod (Solidago shortii) – perennial

Main Street Dutch Mill Drive™ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) – annual

‘Blazin’ Rose’ bloodleaf (Iresine hybrida) – annual

these New Guinea impatiens wont enjoy the 34 degrees F tonight unfortunately

more lights continue to appear for the Holiday Light Show (HLS)

Wave® Purple petunia (Petunia sp.) – annual

‘Elephant Head’ amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus) amongst ‘Golden Delicious’ pineapple sage (Salvia elegans)

‘Tardiva’ panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) – woody shrub

‘Japanese White Egg’ eggplant (Solanum melongena) – annual

seed capsules are forming on the ‘New Zealand Purple’ castor beans (Ricinus communis) – annual