As the days shorten and the temperature drops, there is a feeling of Autumn in the air. The Garden is still vibrant, but here and there she is showing her age –the withered leaves at the base of day lilies, crocosmia with strings of bead-like seed pods. And in the last week the grass has been mown beneath the crab apples and the Turkey oaks.
It is the first weekend of Spring… and snow is falling. Despite the cold, grey Winter there have been volunteers in the Garden every week. On Thursday there is an average of 12 people. On many other days volunteers come in to do specific tasks. Students have helped Pete on Wednesdays. Volunteers continue to make labels. Digitalis seeds are being germinated to be planted later.