This morning, we had a wonderful collection of volunteers descend on the gardens to help tidy up and plant in the alpine garden. I should mention that my account here is secondhand as I was unable to make it to work due to becoming sick last night and experiencing a bed-ridden day today. Larry gave me updates throughout the day as he and Bill went about their tasks of watering and preparing for the three weddings today. Sue & her granddaughter Lily were in to help pick produce. Jumbo Jim also had four RECAPPERS out in the gardens today helping tidy up the Japanese garden. Larry also mentioned seeing John and Jackie.
Iza and Ed G. coordinated the volunteer efforts in the alpine garden (seen above in April) which was the second such work day that we've had with these volunteers, all from out of town. All the volunteers are members of the WI/IL Chapter of North American Rock Garden Society and have personal experience with their own rock gardens. It was great to have their expertise and we really appreciate their efforts. Larry mentioned that they were so efficient with planting the first wave of 150+ perennials that they took out their "back up" plants as well. Great work!