The weather was again beautiful today. As we closed down and organized the ending of the Fall Plant Sale, we did haul mums ($9), asters ($4) and bulbs (priced as marked) over to the Parker Education Center for continued sales while supplies last! We saw lots of visitors out in the gardens today and many observed Larry H. and Big John putting up lights for the Holiday Light Show (opens November 23!). Cindy, Alex, John and Larry H. all had wide ranging duties and Bobby K. stopped in for a meeting. Our volunteers today included Kathy P., Eva, Kay, Sharon L., Tina B., Grace, Cathy E., Vern, Bill O., Dick P., Gary S. and many others. Falling asleep at my laptop…great day! Nice shot directly above of ‘Hopi Red Dye’ amaranth (Amaranthus hybrida).
‘Canary Wings’ begonia (Begonia hybrida) with SunPatiens® Compact Tropical Rose (Impatiens hybrida ‘SAKIMP037’)
‘Blazin’ Lime’ bloodleaf (Iresine hybrida) – annual
good old-fashioned elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) thriving with all the moisture! – tropical
yellow waxy bells (Kirengeshoma palmata) – perennial
‘Golden Delicious’ pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) getting a record height for us – annual
‘Illustris’ elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta) – tropical
variegated shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’)
Vertigo® elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum ‘Tift 8’) draping over ‘Mainstreet Dutch Mill Drive’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) – annuals
Vertigo® elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum ‘Tift 8’) with ‘Bronze-Pink’ copperleaf (Acalypha wilkesiana)
late season color on ‘Blackhawks’ big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) – perennial
‘Ruby Parfait’ wheat celosia (Celosia spicata) with ‘Hot BIscuits’ amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus) – annuals
‘China Town’ plume celosia (Celosia plumosa) is an eye catcher! – annual
peek-a-boo plant (Spilanthes oleracea) – annual
‘Burning Heart’ caladium (Caladium) – tropical
‘Sunny Delight’ Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) – perennial
the moss garden is looking great with all the rain and TLC!
butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) seeds are ready to drift to new locations! – perennial
there are so many neat zinnias out in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children’s Garden this year!
the colorful Adirondack chairs at the North point garden continue to be popular
silver spurflower (Plectranthus argentatus) with ‘Ruby Parfait’ wheat celosia (Celosia spicata) – annuals
‘Lemon Queen’ perennial sunflower (Helianthus hybrida) – perennial
a tropical path for our StoryWalk display!