Waiting on Rain but Not Garden Color!

Nice textural shot above of curled parsley (Petroselinum crispum ‘Moss Curled II’) with ‘Hot Biscuits’ grain amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus).  We thought today would be a rain out but we watched rain go around us and materialize in other locations.  We hadn’t had any rain up to the point of typing this blog but should be getting some tonight.  We had a very productive day with the grounds staff of Alex, Ibhar, Bobby K., Larry H. and I all having a wide range of duties.  Our volunteer turnout was solid again and we saw Kathy P., Eva, Marleen, Kristin, Greg P., Cheryl P., Dennis, Gena, Mary, Myrt , Nancy, Sue, Maury and some others.  Lots of visitors again for a garden that is still hovering at peak summer color – COME VISIT!

‘Purple Flash’ ornamental hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) – annual

Summer Ruffle™ Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aarticus’) – woody shrub

woodland tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris) – annual

the “frogs” are only up for another three weeks or so before being auctioned off!  Come see them soon!

‘Strawberry Fields’ globe amaranth (Gomphrena haageana) – annual

‘NuMex Easter’ hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) with parsley – annual

‘Profusion Red’ zinnia (Zinnia hybrida) – annual (condensation on camera!)

‘Ping Pong White’ globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) – annual

‘Ping Pong Lavender’ globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) – annual

‘Ping Pong Lavender’ globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) with ‘Profusion Mango’ zinnias (Zinnia hybrida) and ‘Frosted Explosion’ annual switchgrass (Panicum amarum) – all annuals

swallowtail caterpillar on parsley (Petroselinum crispum) – biennial

‘China Town’ plume celosia (Celosia plumosa) with ‘Merlin Blue Morn’ petunia (Petunia) – annuals

annuals in the Wellness Garden (above)

variegated giant reed (Arundo donax ‘Versicolor’) – non hardy (most of the time!)