Another Productive Day!

We had another gorgeous day out in the gardens and it always amazes me how quickly plants will emerge once the weather warms up!  It was nice to see quite a few visitors out in the gardens too.  Nice shot above of the arched bridge as seen from the North Path with plenty of daffodils (Narcissus) in the foreground.  Our grounds crew of Cindy, Larry H., Larry O., Bobby K., Janice and I all had a wide range of duties on this perfect day.  We’re all working on a lot of preparations out in the gardens including composting, mulching, irrigation repair and much more.  This has been a busy week to be sure.  Today our volunteers included Tom H., Steve, Marv, Ron R., Alan, Ron Y., Jim, Dave, Vern, Vera, Kathy P., Peg, Barb C., Rollie, Dr. Gredler, Maury and many others.  Janice also had some great help from our Chestnut House Volunteers who all did a great job potting up some of our summer bulbs.  Our committee for the Home Garden Tour met this afternoon as well to help plan for our July 21st event and fundraiser.

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is coming up quickly! – perennial

‘Mellow Yellow’ hellebore (Helleborus hybrida) – perennial

‘Katharine Hodgkin’ hybrid iris (Iris hybrida) – perennial

Mayapple (Podphyllum peltatum) emerging quickly above – perennial

view of the arched bridge through a Heritage® river birch (Betula nigra ‘Cully’) – woody tree

Tom H. (he and his wife Kathy donated the greenhouse above and new covering) was in today to work with Ron R., Marv, Alan, Steve and Larry O. to put on the new covering for our largest greenhouse and it was definitely a six person job.  It turned out great though (see below) and a bit thanks to Tom and Kathy for the donation and all the past support!

Ron Y. (above) and Jim D. (below)

twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla) coming up quickly above – perennial

‘Juan’ tulip (Tulipa) peaking today!

our crocuses (Crocus sp.) are still looking good!

our Abyssinian bananas (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) are back from winter storage!