One of the educational projects this year was purchasing, printing and installing plant identification stakes which were anchored in cement. This young garden visitor was inspecting the blooming vitex then kneeling to read the label.
Part of the design for the fence row is this white butterfly bush catching and reflecting the first ray of sunlight in the morning and the last at night. It finally seems to be catching hold and starting to fulfill the dream.
I was able to go by the butterfly garden from the office before dark this evening. The park is so wet that children were not on the playgrounds; however, a few people were walking the paths.
As to workday tomorrow, it will be quite damp even if we don't get additional rain before morning. For those who want to work on the envasive vines and nut grass, there is an advantage to get the deep roots out while the dirt is soft. Storm debris to remove also. No pressure either way in this weather.
The plants are apparently enjoying the rain. They are healthy with many in bloom. Our buddleias are doing well, rain lilies are sprouting and vitex are now lively. Still watching for the return of the blue porterweed...Has anyone seen sprouts?
County matters - A spray head in the Murphy Bed is bent but not yet broken off. - A good quality mulch needs to be requested. - The yellow hose put on the south faucet from the shed a few days ago to replace the one that disappeared about the time the new faucet was installed was gone today.
Sunnier days are coming but for now our Childrens Programs and Workday are tamped down by the rain.