Today was another beautiful one with plenty of blue sky and a light breeze. This was another day of perfect gardening weather and we took advantage of it for sure! Above is Vicky hauling back some annuals that we're starting to remove from select areas. Vicky worked with Eva and Kathy on purging the entrance garden. Jenny E. was in to tidy in the Hosta Hollow garden and Jumbo Jim came in with four RECAPPERS to tackle the significant clean-up in the Japanese Garden. Tom F. helped out today and will be a nice addition to our volunteer team. Both Dr. Gredler and Bill O. came in for their mowing duties. Bob K. worked with Todd K. on moving the wishing well (sixth photo down) in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children's Garden which will be relocated next spring. We also saw Big John, Urban, Dr. Yahr and many others today. Below are some additional images from today.
the fern & moss garden is still quite vivid
I've taken hundreds of photos of this bridge and never tire of doing so!
'Silver Shimmers' lungwort (Pulmonaria sp.) - perennial
'Solar Power' foamy bells (xHeucherella) - perennial
the sunken garden looked nice with some light fog this morning
The grounds staff had a busy day and we kept a good pace for tidying due to an afternoon wedding in the gazebo garden. Terry push mowed, set up sprinklers, watered containers and bounced between many projects. Cindy planted in the alpine garden, watered, tidied and did some repair in the Nancy Yahr Memorial Children's Garden once the wishing well was relocated (see above). Janice worked on watering, the cutting display, projects in the Thomas Jefferson Collection and other tasks. I was able to get out in the gardens a bit but continue to prepare for looming events. Below are additional images from today.
fruits of the female white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) - woody tree
morning light through the inflorescences of 'Sky Rocket' fountain grass (Pennisetum x advena) - annual
our "golden Hakone grass" wall is looking nice (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') - perennial
the Russo Family Fountain (40' tall) looked nice with some morning light today
the reality of the season seen above with our Holiday Lights Show displays being tested and staged...