Wednesday Magic

The rain held off today with the exception of a couple of light sprinkles here and there. The day was extremely productive with our grounds staff and volunteers “firing on all cylinders”! Terry, Larry, Big John, Brian, Sean and Chuck all had busy days with a wide range of tasks including weeding, mulching, composting, edging, rototilling, lawn repair, plant inventories, plant pick-ups and much more! During the day, our volunteers of Kathy, Eva, Kay, Kath, Sandi, Terri, Barb, Dennis, Bill, Dave and many more accomplished a wide range of tasks. We also had 16! volunteers at our Wednesday evening volunteer work evening (see above) with great help from Tina and John. Thanks to the evening crew and their productivity. The gang planted in earnest and I was hard pressed to keep up! Great progress!

I ran a whole lot of plants out today (this was one of five loads I hauled out)
NightSky® petunia (Petunia) – above
red buckeye (Aesculus pavia) – woody tree (above)
ornamental onions (Allium sp.) are going strong!
purple gromwell (Buglossoides purpurocaerulea) – perennial (above) – SPREADS!
‘Sutherland Gold’ cutleaf elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) – woody shrub (above)
‘Toba’ hawthorn (Crataegus x mordenensis) – woody tree (above)
Leslie did a great job planting tonight
Sue C. did an awesome job planting tonight!