Of Flowers, Repairs, and Expansion
It’s July! Did you know that the birth flower for this sweltering month is the Delphinium (Larkspur)? This fact is actually quite puzzling considering that Delphinium virescens, the Larkspur carried by Morning Sky Greenery, becomes dormant during the hotter part of the year including – you guessed it – July. It has been a while since our last update because June was a quite busy month. Everyone here is hard at work on various projects. Sally is currently working diligently on native flower arrangements for the wedding of a previous employee this weekend. Beautiful arrangements of Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower) are being gathered. This has been a nice change of pace for student employees who have been working tenaciously on a project well suited to their youthful, limber bodies. They have been working to expand our outdoor nursery space by almost 25% by re-purposing a previously landscaped area. Also with large orders winding down, storm damage to our outdoor lattice fencing is being repaired this month. We look forward to seeing local plant lovers at our booth on Horticulture Night, July 29th at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center.