camellias, Garden Tours, gardens, Lord & Schryver, Oregon, salem, Spring, spring bulbs, Volunteering
This past week was a whirlwind of activity at Gaiety Hollow. We had our first tour scheduled for Saturday and we wanted the gardens to look their best. Many, many thanks to the volunteers who put in over 60 hours of work to make the gardens shine. Carpenters worked on the Pergola and cut plywood for guests and volunteers to walk on to avoid damaging the lawn. Garden volunteers filled up four large City compost bins with debris and needed to stash extra in the Service Yard.
Every day, we clean up more Camellia blossoms. You finish raking and turn around and there’s another one!
The morning of the tour, the gardens looked fresh and clean.
Bobbie placed photos around the gardens so that guests could view the gardens in different seasons or years past.
A sampling of camellias float in the pool.
And daffodils and grape hyacinths were at their finest.
We have more Garden Tours and Open Gardens coming up! The first Open Garden is April 9th, 1-4pm. More information on the website. We hope to see you in the gardens.