Tuesday, 3 May 2016
The work board just underwent a big change.
The cosmos will be planted after Mother’s Day; some of the other plants can go in now.
Fred had delivered Jo’s large purchase this morning and it awaited us.
I have now been working for Jo for 21 years. When she hired me, she was a year younger than the age I am now.
I thought I saw Allan taking photos of our friend Coco, the King Charles Spaniel. I was mistaken and wish I had taken one myself. Oops. Coco was especially interested in the squirrel.
I walked around after the four and half hour planting session and took some photos of the results.
We’ll return in a week with lots of cosmos and some more special perennials.
I found out today that the planters in Long Beach that were going to be dug up, now are not, at least not till next fall. We had time to go to city works, get the last two buckets of our soil from our pile and fill up the one that had been partially dug a couple of months ago. It is a relief that the digging is postponed.
I had an ornamental grass and some euphorbia starts to pop into one of the parking lots berms. After pleasant weather at Jo’s, an icy cold wind had risen and I was glad we just had a small amount of work left to do today.
I had a quick walk round the garden.
However, we had a plan for the early evening.
Salt Hotel Pub
“Learn about the early origins of the United States Coast Guard with Stephen Wood, Interpretive Specialist at Cape Disappointment, Washington State Park, as he presents a Salty Talks presentation, ‘Storm Warriors: the United States Life-Saving Service’. With historical photos and anecdotes, this program will provide a glimpse into the lives of “surfmen” as they served at the Cape Disappointment and Klipsan Beach Life-Saving Stations. This Salty Talks presentation will take place upstairs at the Salt Pub, Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Come early or stay late for a bite and a brew.”
In the opening remarks, Stephen Wood praised Julez and Laila for the amazing job they have done with this old hotel.
We left just at the end, before the questions, because it takes me a long time to go down the stairs backwards.
Tomorrow, cold 30 MPH wind is predicted and it would be mighty tempting to stay home and read. Surely no plants want to be planted in such miserable weather.
1998 (age 74):
May 3: I actually did some plant work today. I started checking my violets after watching 3 basketball games. I cut back several plants (now I have about 50 leaves to root). I repotted 3 trays of violets. I even worked after the 11:00 news. I wasn’t sleepy so I potted till 1:00.