Spring Keeps Springing

The sunshine and warmth today (75 degrees F) made spring more of a reality although the forecast later in the week seems to be a return to winter. We’ll take what we can get. I took many photos today including all of those below. The gardens are looking neat and tidy and spring color continues to arrive daily. Our grounds staff of Big John, Terry, Cindy, Bobby K. and Brian (new!) had a busy day and we took advantage of the weather. We had a solid volunteer turnout with Bonnie, Steve E., Marv B., Lloyd, Bob K., Larry O., Dick H., Steve J., Dave, Vern, Bob, Alan, Dr. Gredler, Kay, Eva, Kathy P., Marleen, Barb C., Kath, Grace, Maury, Rollie and many others! The parking lot was full!

snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are peaking nicely
‘Josef Lemper’ hellebore (Helleborus niger) – above
winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) – above
foliage of lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis) with dew this morning
the pasque flowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris) are getting ready to bloom!
the moss is looking great with all the recent rain
the crocuses (Crocus sp.) that haven’t been eaten by rabbits or deer are still looking good (above and below)
Bonnie and Steve did some serious mulching today
Eva continues to garden on a daily basis
Ron R. (above) did a nice job smoothing the paths today
this muskrat was “busy as a beaver’ today
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) on the North path looking good (above)
the daffodils (Narcissus) are just getting started!
the compost sale is in full swing on Saturdays at the Horticulture Center (8 am – 12 noon)