Today was pretty miserable from start to finish in terms of the weather. It was cold and rainy most of the day with a chilly breeze. We were able to get out in the gardens for a little bit but varying degrees of rain thwarted our efforts. Members of the Janesville Area Herb Society came in for some weeding but will postpone planting until next week. Bill O. got his mowing in before the rain really settled in for the day. Kathy, Eva and Kristin were all out in the gardens for more tidying and both Kathy and Eva also shifted to some indoor work at the Horticulture Center. Maury ran some errands for us as well. The grounds staff of Janice, Trevor, Cindy, Bobby K. and myself all had various duties and we adjusted along with the weather.
I took all of these photos at Olbrich Botanical Gardens (Madison, WI) this past Tuesday. I’ve always enjoyed their spring container compositions. These containers all use plants that “strut their stuff” in May and June and don’t mind cooler days and colder nights. All of these containers will later have more heat tolerant selections rotated in for the summer months. On a dreary day, enjoy the color and perhaps check these containers out when you are next in Madison, WI.