Plenty of Color!

While the weather was primarily cool and overcast today, we had a remarkable turnout of volunteers helping out in the gardens throughout the day. Our break room was totally full and we saw lots of folks coming and going and working on a wide range of projects. I’ll likely miss a couple of folks but I recall seeing Kathy, Eva, Bonnie, Shirley, Barb, Marleen, Dr. Gredler, Tina, Dave, Jim, Steve J., Dick H., Larry O., Maury, Alan, Bob K., Lloyd, Urban, Barb, Sandi, Kay and many others. Our grounds crew of Cindy, Big John, Terry, Larry H., Sean, Chuck and Brian all had a wide range of duties. We brought back more plants for the gardens from our suppliers and have more yet to come. It was a crazy busy day but that’s how we roll. I had my camera with me today so caught some nice color…

‘Golden Gift’ magnolia (Magnolia sp.) – woody tree (above)
our volunteers created this fenced holding area to hopefully dissuade the deer from nibbling!
Chinese woodland peony (Paeonia veitchii) – perennial (above)
‘Running Tapestry’ foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) – perennial (above)
nice shot in the Japanese garden this morning – redbud (Cercis canadensis) in the distance…
‘June Fever’ plantain lily (Hosta) – perennial (above)
seed head of pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) above – perennial
pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) – perennial (above)
bugleweed (Ajuga sp.) – perennial (above) – unknown variety
‘Candy Stripe’ creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) – perennial (above)
Golden Shadows® pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia ‘W. Stackman’) – woody tree (above)
‘Wildwood Twist’ Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum) – perennial (above)
Tina B. (above) was tidying her assigned garden area today in preparation for planting
Chuck (above) – new grounds dude (but longtime volunteer)
Barb (left) and Marleen doing lots of planting today!