Intermittent Showers

Most of us came in today not expecting possible showers until this evening.  However, we had two bursts of rain this morning and everyone hightailed it back to the Horticulture Center for some indoor work.  Above are Marv and grandson Avery who also worked outside in the moss gardens which grandpa maintains.  We had a nice planting team inside (see directly below) during the second storm as well.  Our grounds staff of Shania, Alex, Larry H., Bobby K. and I all had myriad projects both inside and outside.  Other volunteers included Kathy P., Eva, Stan, Kristin, Steve, Flannery, Dylan, Sandi, Barb, Kay, Karen, Maury, Peg and many others.  It was a nice day out in the gardens and not overly hot (thankfully!).  Our Wednesday evening planting crew included Tina B., Sue, Alan, Dylan, Flannery, Big John and me.  Larry and Amy H. were Garden Ambassadors out in the gardens on a well attended evening.  We got quite a bit planted and watered in nicely. More planting tomorrow…

repotting on a rainy day with Marv, Avery, Karen, Shania and Alex (left to right)

Kay planting and tidying in the shade garden (above)

Larry H. (left) and Bobby K. checking on our problematic fountain

‘Amazone’ Jerusalem sage (Phlomis amazone) – perennial

snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum) – perennial

globe flower (Trollius europaeus) – perennial

valerian (Valeriana officinalis) – perennial (smells like vanilla! – spreads!)

‘Palace Purple’ coral bells (Heuchera micrantha) – perennial

this is the front slope (entrance garden) planting from last Saturday!

‘Briant Rubidor’ golden weigela (Weigela florida) – woody shrub

‘Tortuosa Purpurea’ contored purple European beech (Fagus sylvatica) – woody tree (above and below)

‘Mystic Sparkler’ dark-leaved dahlia (Dahlia hybrida) – annual

‘Alakazaam’ plantain lily (Hosta) – perennial

Star of Persia (Allium christophii) – perennial bulb

photo above from the North path where lots of stabilization work is occurring thanks to Dennis and his volunteers