Late Blog (forgot to post!)

We had some light drizzle this morning which later transformed in to a significant and pounding deluge. We accomplished quite a few indoor tasks and the grounds crew (Cindy, Larry H., Brian and Bobby K.) all had projects to contend with during the inclement weather. We did duck outside for some gardening but Mother Nature prodded us inside with consistent rainfall. Our volunteers (Kathy, Eva, Urban, Bill, Dave K., Steve, Barb, Marlene, Mary, Jenny, Bill, Dave and others) had a busy day…primarily inside. The sun peaked out later in the afternoon but it was a damp day overall which may thwart some of our planting plans at the Volunteer Work Day tomorrow…although we’ll have gardening projects regardless. Planting in mud isn’t desirable or ideal! šŸ™

shredded umbrella plant (Syneilesis aconitifolia) – perennial (above)
spring growth on ‘Ghost’ ferns (Athyrium hybrida) – perennial (above)
spring growth of ‘Autumn Moon’ fullmoon maple (Acer shirasawanum) – woody tree (above)
‘Moon Frost’ Canadian hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) – woody tree
unknown bearded iris (Iris germanica) – perennial (above)
‘Wallowa Mountains’ sandwort (Arenaria sp.) – perennial (above)
rock jasmine (Androsace sarmentosa ‘Chumbyi’) in the alpine garden – perennial (above)
trailing yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Variegatum’) – SPREADER! (but beautiful perennial)
moss island punctuated by Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) – above
Siebold’s magnolia hybrid (Magnolia sieboldii – unknown parents – hybrid) – woody plant (above)
‘Cutting Edge’ stonecrop (Sedum ellacombianum) – perennial (above)
FrostKissā„¢ Penny’s PinkĀ® hellebore (Helleborus x iburgensis ‘ABCRD01’) – perennial (above)
Sunjoy Gold PillarĀ® Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Maria’) – woody shrub (above)
sweet new “Grappler” attachment for our new CASE endloader…super handy! – Larry H. is the driver with Bill W. (our sales rep)