Friday At the Gardens

The first official day of the Spring Plant Sale for the public started promptly at 9 am today.  The Golden Kiwanis Tree Sale was also occurring today (8 am – 4 pm) and both sales saw steady traffic.  Above are just some of the basils (Ocimum basilicum) still available at the sale.  We should have an excellent selection of plants throughout the duration of the sale which continues both this Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 6 pm.

We had great volunteer assistance at the sale today and also had garden volunteers (Kathy, Eva, Vicki and Peg) doing work as well.  Larry H. and Cindy B. had plenty of gardening tasks today including a run to K&W Greenery to pick up more of our plants  Janice and I were primarily in the plant sale today to help keep things running smoothly.  Janice has superior organizational skills!  We had lots of excellent volunteers assisting today.

Directly above (and below) are many of the critters that will go in the Giant Aquarium garden this year where we’ll interpret the story Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae.  This display is developed and promoted as a partnership with our local Hedberg Public Library.  Further below are the laminated pages of the story that will be installed out in the gardens for visitors to read as they enjoy that garden space.

‘Green Jay’ tulip (Tulipa)

‘Cummins’ tulip (Tulipa)

‘Kingsblood’ tulip (Tulipa)

‘Pink Diamond’ tulip (Tulipa)


hybrid magnolia (Magnola sieboldii x tripetala) – woody tree

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) – perennial

one of two resident geese families at the gardens right now