Sunshine Galore and 70 Degrees F!

It was a beautiful day today with ample sunshine and some decent warmth after a chilly weekend. With our Spring Plant Sale over, we had some community gardens come and grab some surplus veggies to grow and share which is always nice as ultimately the produce goes to a great cause. Our grounds staff of Cindy, Larry, Bobby K., Big John, Brian (relatively new) and Sean (second day) were joined by Chuck (first day) for many different tasks today. There were two trips for plants with John/Cindy and Larry/Sean heading out with a truck and trailer for pick up (some seen below). Garden tasks included rototilling, spreading soil, water feature maintenance, weeding, mulching, mowing and much more. Our volunteers of Kathy, Eva, Tina, Kath, Dick H., Steve J., Dr. Gredler, Greg, Cheryl, Kristin, Stan and many others were active out in the gardens and with projects at the Horticulture Center. Our Garden Development & Maintenance Committee met for a meeting (John, Cindy, Bob, Larry, Dick P., Maury, Cullen, Iza and Becky) and we had plenty of visitors. We also saw Maury, Rollie, Sondra and many others today.

‘Inferno’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) surrounding ‘Angel Wings’ Senecio
the Chestnut House volunteers did a great job planting the raised planters today with all sorts of goodies!
Chuck (above) is one of three new grounds staff members this year (Brian and Sean to be featured soon!) – we’re excited to have some new additions to the stellar team!
‘Jade Frost’ variegated sea holly (Eryngium planum) ready to be planted! – perennial (above)
‘Little Angel’ variegated burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala) – perennial (above)
‘Golden Eclipse’ variegated Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata) – woody tree (above)
‘Main Street’ Alligator Alley’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) arrived today for planting! – annual (above)
WILDFIRE™ ‘Blaze’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) ready to be planted – annual (above)
come see the beautiful Dragonfly Garden Art Projects! – all 30 are exceptional!