Multi-Tasking Monday

Today was quite busy out in the gardens and at the Horticulture Center. There was no shortage of color out in the gardens as seen in this blog today. Our Spring Plant Sale clearance was also today after a busy weekend and we saw some steady (but light) traffic. With the sale now concluded, we now will shift aggressively to our own planting out in the gardens with our plants starting to return to the gardens with deliveries and many trips to pick up our orders.

Our grounds staff of Larry H., Cindy, Big John, Brian, Bobby K. and Sean (first day!) had a busy day with many projects. Our volunteer turnout was impressive and included Eva, Derek, Steve, Alan, Ron R., Ron Y., Lloyd, Bob K., Sandi, Terri, Larry O., Maury, Steve J., Dick P., Barb C., Mary Kay, Tina, Barb B., Robert, Nancy with three RECAPPER volunteers, Dr. Gredler, Marcia, Mirjam, Rollie, Janice, Mike, Marleen, Kath and many others. It was a crazy but productive day!

woodland anemone (Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’) – perennial (above)
‘Mt. Hood’ grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) – perennial bulb (above)
‘Gravetye Giant’ summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum) – perennial bulb (above)
emerging Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) – perennial (above)
‘Red Baron’ magnolia (Magnolia hybrida) – above
‘Banana Boat’ Japanese sedge (Carex siderosticha) – perennial (above)
emerging Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) – perennial (above)
our ‘Hocus Pocus’ tulips (Tulipa) out front are a bit past peak but still looking good – above and below
Bobby K. (above) was working on dicing up a fallen weeping willow
Gold Bullion™ Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia ‘Bachone’) – woody tree (above)
shredded umbrella plant (Syneilesis aconitifolia) – perennial (above)