The first of our five consecutive Volunteer Workdays went well today despite the danger of rain all morning. With lots of mulch (see above with Gary) staged and plants placed for installation yesterday, I was worried we would have a "rain out" today. I became even more worried when a light drizzle appeared right at our starting time of 8 am. However, we had a great crew of volunteers appear and not only finished our mulching project but our planting project and lots of additional weeding. Thanks to Gary, Heather, Donna, Barb, Jim, Carol, Deb G. and her three grandkids, Andrea, Becky, Peg, Chuck, Hal, Doris, Bill O., Alan M. and Sandi. Big John and Larry were helpful with facilitating the day and they both other duties too. Lloyd and El managed the compost sale which went smoothly with set-up help from Janice. Thanks to Polly for helping too and bringing the donuts! Some of the action can be seen today.
'Burgundy Lace' Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum)
Moonrise fullmoon maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Munn001')
'Dale's Strain' coral bells (Heuchera americana)
newly emerging tricolor beech foliage (Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata')
'Orange Marmalade' hosta (Hosta sp.)