Timely Precipitation

I don’t think we saw the sun today.  It did try to push out a bit in the afternoon but didn’t quite make it.  The morning was overcast and we knew rain was on the way for the afternoon.  The rain arrived earlier though at about 9 am and after two hours of moderate rain, there has been wind and drizzle the rest of the day.  We did get a lot of indoor projects accomplished after coming back to the Horticulture Center.  Volunteers included Kathy, Eva, Mary Kay, Vern and we also saw Stan, Kristin, Chuck, Maury, Dick H., Vern and Art.  Larry O. Larry H., Trevor, Bobby K. and I were here as grounds staff.  We welcome the rain to be sure and will continue planting and tidying tomorrow!  Directly above and below is our Coleus Collection which is filling in nicely.

‘XXL Veracruz’ dahlia (Dahlia hybrida) – annual

‘Merlin Blue Morn’ petunia (Petunia) – annual

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) – perennial

striped mallow (Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’) – perennial

celtuce (Lactuca sativa) in the Heirloom Garden – annual

‘Cimmaron’ lettuce (Lactuca sativa) – annual

borage (Borago officinalis) – annual

‘Illumination Raspberry Improved’ hybrid foxglove (xDigiplexis) – annual

‘Tidal Wave’ katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) – woody tree

Japanese spikenard (Aralia cordata) – perennial

blooms of Adam’s needle (Yucca filiamentosa) – evergreen perennial

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) – woody shrub (above and below)

‘Sunny Delight’ Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) – perennial