Sunday, 6 March 2016
Although I was obsessed with the scrapbook project, clear weather called me out into the garden to plant the new shrubs from Gossler Farms.
I was so eager I did not even put on gloves.
What I had to plant:
Looks like the gunnera is finally going to size up this year.
It was nerve wracking planting under the alder trees in the roaring wind, so it went quickly.
I had so many hamemelis, all different, and wanted most of them in the front garden where I can see them easily in winter. I put one in the back corner of Allan’s garden:
But that is just not right as one would have to walk way in there to smell the flowers.
Big accomplishment: I dug up a huge Mutabilis rose that was languishing under that tree, planted there in fall of 2010 when I had no deer fencing. Moved it into now-fenced front garden…
Moved it to along the fence, where it will get too big for the path. Can it be esapaliered? This was a special one called ‘Glowing Embers’.
I retreat as the wind gets stronger, and I am so glad because I want to get back to my grandma’s scrapbooks.
Still not happy thinking about where I planted ‘Glowing Embers’!
Meanwhile, Allan had gone out on errands and done a bit of narcissi deadheading in Ilwaco.
In the evening, I began to weep (to my surprise) the moment the telly announcer said “Series finale of Downtown Abbey.”
Tomorrow is supposed to be windy and rainy: a scrapbook blogging day, I hope.
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago:
1995 (age 70):
March 6: Brought (into porch) several wheelbarrows of wood. Stacked some wet wood separate and there is enough for a couple of loads to porch. Then I tilled under the winter rye behind garage and in “tomato area” where I’ve been putting the kitchen compost all winter. Weeded the winter carrots, leeks and celeriac.
1998 (age 73):
March 6: Store day. Paid power and phone bill, went to Tim’s, both banks, Rite Aid and QFC. Spent $98 at QFC—They had MMOJ [Minute Maid Orange Juice] on sale again. It was sunny but cool. Received Park Seed dahlias (2) and begonias. They aren’t nearly as big as the Dutch Gardens.