Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Crazy Morning!

The sale today was very well attended with visitors like the young lady above holding one of our $5 asters!  Now that is a future gardener!  It was crazy this morning (see directly below) with mums being sold quickly and we actually ran out of mums by 12 noon.  More came in later in the afternoon and we ended up having about 40 people waiting for them as they were unloaded!  Again, great volunteer help and Janice ran another tight ship.  The sale will continue tomorrow from 9 am until 4 pm and we also have the Garden Art Auction at 1 pm at the Parker Education Center.  Amanda and Chet from WJVL did a live remote from the sale (see further below) which brought plenty of customers to the sale as well.  I wont type much more as I'm bushed (and frequently long winded) but a big "thank you" for all the great teamwork that our staff and volunteers continue to exhibit during these big events.  Larry O. was also a big help out on grounds today with all his watering, wedding prep, etc.  Our "force in orange" did wonderfully and of course, the customers are much appreciated as well.  Further down are some images I took earlier this morning as I ran signs out for the sale on Palmer Drive.

Vern and his grandson
Amanda and Chet from WJVL doing a live remote at the sale
fruiting structures of the bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) - deciduous conifer
boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) - perennial in our prairie
'Torch' Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) - annual
the lime wall planting is still looking neat
green love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus cruentus 'Viridis') - annual in above lime wall planting
foliage of the 'Tricolor' beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata') - tree (the pink is more pronounced in spring)
Doris this morning by her (and Hal's) assigned garden area (that is the 'Biota' sculpture)

1 comment:

Tim Jet said...

the background the arched walkway surrounds the Green Cove Springs City Hall.Tree Nursery Co