Budding landscape architect and plantswoman, Ginny, came up with an elegant arrangement for the new Hypertufa Troughs that the the North American Rock Garden Society grant allowed the arboretum to purchase. Everyone worked on mixing the media solution that Tim came up with, and filling and planting the troughs. Here Jeremy is mulching the nearly finished troughs with gravel.
Here is Tim’s magic formula for trough mix: 5 parts compost, 2 Permatill, 1 bark mulch and 1 soil. – Don
Tony Avent graciously hosted most of the arboretum staff and and interns for an afternoon at Plant Delights. Here are some baby Amorphophalli that we saw. This species is one of Tom’s favorites. That’s Tom’s arm in the picture. The young phalli are already red with excitement. Tony also donated a slew of plants suitable for the new troughs that will adorn the roof garden.
Thanks for everything, Tony! – Don