It seems the super soaking rains continue here at the Thompson Museum Gardens. The weeds are getting a good hosing from Mother Nature, but we are hard at work stopping them from sending out more seeds. The good news on this front is the fact that our one year war against dandelions last year seems to have paid dividends!
For the items growing, the Columbine is in full bloom, as are the wild phlox (sweet William). The Iris are starting to bloom and several of the day lily clusters are sending up shoots. The flowering onions are happily displaying their purple hues. The Lilacs are on the way out as are the tree peony. But the standard peonies are set to be spectacular!
Here are a few snapshots of the gardens taken this week.
The other major project has been the repainting of the garden urns. Two volunteers have spent the week scraping, brushing, priming, and painting the urns for the summer season. The garden wedding in August should be a showcase for the hard work of these two ladies!