Another Gorgeous Day

Nice shot above from underneath a STATE STREET™ Miyabe maple (Acer miyabei ‘Morton’) which will turn yellow shortly.  Fall color this year is ok but not exceptional.  It was another warm and sunny day with temperatures near 55 degrees F.  We saw quite a few visitors today and had a great volunteer turnout.  Our grounds staff of Big John, Terry, Larry H., Bobby K. and I all worked on Holiday Light Show (HLS) preparations.  Our excellent volunteers included Kathy P., Eva, Tim, Sandi, Barb C., Kristin, Stan, Greg P., Cheryl P., Myrt, Gena, Dennis, Urban, Maury and many more!  It was another super day out there in the late season garden with hints of interest still to be found!

‘Blondo’ Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis) – perennial

increasingly colorful stems of ‘Flame’ hybrid willow (Salix hybrida) – woody shrub

fall color of Shantung maple (Acer truncatum) – woody tree

ornamental bark of Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) – woody tree

Bobby K. (left) and Larry H. decorating our second “Tower of Power”

nice shot from underneath a ‘Princeton Gold’ Norway maple (Acer platanoides) – woody tree