June Color Sets In Nicely

While I haven’t been blogging as frequently as usual due to spring exhaustion issues, the wonderful color out in the gardens hasn’t taken any time off! We’ve seen lots of visitors this week and the garden continues to progress in terms of planting, tidying and the progression of late spring color as we head towards summer. Our volunteers continue to be exceptional and the addition of our three new grounds staff members (Brian, Chuck and Sean) has helped immensely as well. We continue to improve the gardens daily and feel our 30th Anniversary year may be one of our best in terms of color and impact.

Tina B. (above) cranking in some plants yesterday
Siberian iris (Iris sibirica) – unknown variety – perennial (above)
white meadowrue (Thalictrum aquilegifolium ‘Alba’) – perennial (above)
‘Bee Bold’ beggarticks (Bidens sp.) – annual (above)
Decadence® ‘Cherries Jubilee’ false indigo (Baptisia hybrida) – perennial (above)
one of our many peonies (Paeonia sp.) in bloom – this is an interspecific hybrid (perennial)
goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)- is starting to bloom! – perennial (above)
‘Globemaster’ ornamental onion (Allium) – perennial (above0
Barb, Marleen and Sandi (left to right) have been awesome in preparing the 2019 StoryWalk program (note the photo bomb by Bobby K. and Laura P. in the back!
Flannery and Dylan (above) last night during one of their planting escapades