And so, it's with special thanks to BRGSC chair and hardworking volunteer gardener, David Culham, for submitting a few of his photos taken this summer of the Tzu Chi volunteers, and the flower beds of annuals, perennials and wildflowers, and the new swale.
|Tzu Chi Volunteers Brueckner Rhododendron Garden|
|Tess of the D'Urbervilles Red Rose|
|Tess in Full Bloom|
|Native Wildflower Jewelweed BRG Natural Area|
|Lemon Queen and Jewelweed Native Wildflowers|
|Hostas in Bloom at Brueckner Rhododendron Garden|
Head gardener Para Kanp chose the hostas for this garden (most were sourced from the Netherlands) and designed the bed with massed plantings for maximum impact. Bonus: This hosta bed will provide all the hostas the BRG is likely to ever need.
|Annual - Perennial Garden Bed at BRG|
A very tall and bushy canna lily is peeking out top right, and will be lifted before winter. Geraniums (pink) and Dusty Miller (pale gray), and a clump of ornamental grass complete this picture.
|Perennial Bed Brown-eyed Susans, Lemon Queen, Cleome at BRG|
|Successful Swale Solves Drainage Issues|
Grass seed sprouted in short order, and the new swale blends into the landscape, yet it can handle with ease the heaviest rainstorm.
As Fall progresses, more winter preparations for next year's Garden display are underway, such as transplanting shrubs and perennials, and planting hundreds of tulips.
If you can spare an hour or two here and there, drop by the Garden weekdays and ask Para or David (chances are, both will be there, working away!) what you can do to help.
There are always thistles, dandelions and other weeds to be pulled, and diligent weeding will have most of them eradicated over the coming years.