Going Bananas

Sorry for the short blog (or maybe some of you readers are thankful for that!?) but today was a long one.  I had a presentation up at Olbrich Botanical Garden (Madison, WI) this evening (Annuals) and had a full day of tasks including picking up a good portion of our bananas (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) from K&W Greenery here in Janesville with Big John.  John and I had to cut them back a bit to fit the on the truck and in the trailer and we have one more pick up tomorrow.  I also ran for pansies for our Pansy Sale (offered during the compost sale on Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon at the Horticulture Center) and came back with a nice assortment.  While I did take other photos at work today (and many at Olbrich tonight!), I’ll share those later.


We had a very productive day with Big John, Larry H., Cindy and Bob K. working on a wide range of gardening projects and other tasks at the Horticulture Center.  Kathy P. and Eva helped Cindy pot up caladiums (Caladium) during the drizzle this morning and the ladies later went out for some garden clean up.  Alan M. was in to paint Adirondack chairs while Maury ran some errands.  Steve E. was in for some major mulching in the woodland walk garden and Terri N. came in to compost her new assigned garden area near the gazebo garden.  We also has our Garden Development & Maintenance Committee Meeting (Larry H., Big John, Gary, Maury, Iza, Becky and Hal) and saw Jenny E., John J., Steve L., Bill O. and I’m sure many others that I missed while I was running errands.  It was another great day.