HLS 94.3% Done

These first couple of blurry photos feature the Holiday Light Show (HLS) this evening during a moderate drizzle.  We are almost ready to rock and roll with the HLS and tonight was our own “pre-testing test night”…We had the lights on all day and Larry H., Bobby K. and I put the finishing touches on some electrical problems, final cord running, etc.  Other volunteers today included Kathy, Eva, Dennis, Bill O., Maury and some others.  I’ve been so tied up with the HLS this week that I’ve been negligent with blogging.  We’ve had great help every day with late season gardening, indoor projects and finalizing the HLS which opens next Friday, November 24th (Black Friday!) from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm (lights out at 9 pm).   We have a short week next week prior to Thanksgiving and will make sure the HLS is ready to go for the earliest grand opening ever!

late season color on golden Japanese orixa (Orixa japonica ‘Aurea’) – woody shrub

Cindy’s container arrangements continue to be top notch

fall color on Royal Raindrops® crabapple (Malus ‘JFS-KW5’)

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

‘Ozawa’ ornamental onion (Allium thunbergii) – perennial


Mr. Dennis “Bright Vest” James (above) was on deer fencing duty today

the lavender (Lavandula sp.) in the English cottage garden is still looking good

the tags on these cords indicate the power draw in amps for that cord…Bobby K. and Larry H. tested and labeled them for ease of adjusting to balance our power loads