We had 1″ of rain last night that came lashing down with wind and thunder. We’ll take that moisture though as it saved us from another day of watering! It was also very timely and we may get some more on Thursday. Nice shot above of bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) starting to peak. There were some path washouts and smaller branches down but the morning clean-up went quickly and efficiently.
Our grounds staff of Janice, John, Larry, Nolan and Trevor all had a wide range of garden projects including lots of edging and mulching. Our volunteers of Kay, Kathy, Eva, Cathi, Gena, Myrt, Nancy, Patty, Mary, Kristin, Maury, Stan, Jim, Larry O. and Bill O. all were very helpful with weeding, tidying, planting, mowing, etc.
catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) blooms – woody tree
our Tiger Eyes® sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’) looks good after limbing them up a bit – woody shrub
‘Blue Ivory’ plantain lily (Hosta) – perennial
‘Kaleidochrome’ plantain lily (Hosta) – perennial
All-America Selections winners out in the terrace garden are filling out nicely
white spiderwort (Tradescantia sp.) – perennial
American smokebush (Cotinus obovatus) – woody tree
beautiful blue foliage of the great coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima) – perennial
variegated sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Variegatum’) – woody tree
‘Little Rocket’ ligularia (Ligularia stenocephala) – perennial
‘Majeste’ lungwort (Pulmonaria) – perennial
drumstick allium (Allium sphaerocephalon) laying on ‘Angelina’ stonecrop (Sedum rupestre) – perennials