Wednesday Watering

Today was another hot one although rain later in the day cooled things down.  Nice shot above of popcorn cassia (Cassia didymotrya) filling in nicely.  Rubbing the top buds of that flower and taking a sniff reveals the scent of popcorn (some say peanut butter..!?).  We have about 150 of these scattered throughout the gardens and they are looking great.  As a holiday today, we only had a watering crew in this morning.  I worked with Tammy, Sue, Dawn, Ibhar and Diana and we watered for about three hours.  I did also see Mary and Kathy tidying up their garden space.  I ran irrigation while everyone else shared watering container and some of our more important flower beds that dry quickly.  As I zipped back and forth I took some quick photos to share.

Incrediball® smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’) – woody shrub

neat sunflower sculpture above embedded in bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) – woody shrub (above and below)

‘Indian Summer’ gloriosa daisy (Rudbeckia hirta) – annual

David Austin rose – Princess Alexandra of Kent rose (Rosa ‘Ausmerchant’) – woody shrub

Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’) – perennial (above and below)

German statice (Goniolimon tataricum) – perennial (above)

‘Wicked’ hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) – annual (above and below)

neat “tri-level” planter