Strong Visitation

With the gardens at peak summer color, it’s rewarding to see so many visitors out in the gardens.  Today was very busy with a relatively full parking lot and lots of people throughout the gardens.  Above and and below are some photos of our color themes and collections looking pretty good.  Thankfully some recent rains have helped everything fill in nicely and the challenge now is to extend the beauty as late as we can in to the season!  Our grounds staff today included Larry H., Terry, Alex, Ibhar, Bobby K. and myself.  Lots of action out there and we were joined by a solid volunteer crew of Kathy, Eva, Vera, Bonnie, Marilyn, Dick H., Ron Y., Jim, Vern, Derrick, Ron R., Alan, Bob K., Kristin, Dr. Gredler, Marv, Maury and many others.  Laura, our new Volunteer Coordinator / Education Coordinator, stopped by today and it’s good to have her on board!

‘Illustris’ elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) – annual

‘Blazin’ Rose’ (above) and ‘Blazin Lime’ (below) bloodleaf (Iresine hybrida) – annual

the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children’s Garden (above and below) is at peak summer color – spectacular!

‘Summer Storm’ hibiscus (Hibiscus hybrida) – perennial

Bonnie, Eva and Marilyn (above), along with Vera and Kathy (below), did a nice job tidying in the entrance garden this morning!