Tuesday, 16 February 2016
I hadn’t expected to work and slept as late as I might choose to on a rainy day, as did Allan…only to find it neither raining nor windy. I’ll just say that, as often noted in my mom’s gardening diaries, we got out the door to work at 1 PM. The forecast still threatened rain so we decided to work in Ilwaco and stay close to home.
First, I had to photograph a few scenes from my own garden:
Then, our volunteer garden at the Ilwaco Post Office, before….
Next, we weeded and tidied the Ilwaco planters and street tree gardens.
We are not happy about the one that is always used as a cigarette butt ashtray and wish the nearby businesses would do something about it.
I’ve spoken with a merchant with some clout to maybe get an ashtray receptacle put on that block, so fingers crossed.
A project for Allan: Thin out some golden oregano:
There’s still too much but I don’t want all the bulbs to come out with the oregano.
With the planters done, we got started on the Howerton Way curbside gardens at the Port (with no hope of finishing them today).
We skipped over a few sections to get close to the restrooms, and finished up in that area, running out of daylight before we ran out of weeding and clipping.
At home: the work board list has reappeared:
I would love to finish the port gardens tomorrow; however, Klipsan Beach Cottages must be our next work day.
Allan went off to dump while I went home. He brought me back a present from the debris pile area:
He mentioned that most people would not be thrilled to have a snake in a bucket brought into the living room. I am thrilled because they eat slugs. (Later I thought, oh dear, they eat little frogs, though.)
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
My mother’s diaries from two decades ago have entries for today:
1995 (age 70):
Feb 16: Finally got a nice enough day so I planted my new Stark Brothers apple tree in back. Also planted replacement rose bush at northern end of bulkhead. Finished trimming WPFB. [West Patio Flower Bed]
1998 (age 73)
Feb 16: Doctor’s appt today. I’ve gained 8# since my last appt. Glucose test ok so I don’t need to resume taking the diabetes medicine. When I got home I changed into my garden clothes and worked outside 3 hrs. I removed the tarps from the garden area to use on wood to be delivered tomorrow. Then I got the recycle stuff ready. Then I weeded the bulkhead area and planted most of the bulbs that came out of last year’s containers. They have been in boxes in the greenhouse all winter.