Thursday, 26 May 2016
I felt a strong desire for a four day weekend. We could have one (except for watering the Ilwaco planters) if we got enough done in Long Beach today.
We began by fertilizing the welcome sign garden along with the weekly horsetail attack.
We gave the planters and street trees a good watering that will hold them till Tuesday, especially if there is a bit of rain as predicted.
Allan did the watering of the street trees, the bucket watering of Fish Alley barrels and the two north blocks.
When we got to Fifth Street Park and began weeding there, Cathy of Captain Bob’s Chowder brought us out a coke and an orange soda to help us keep going. She said I looked tired. I was more depressed than tired and her kindness cheered me up.
We spiffed up Coulter Park although I am daunted at the area where thick salmonberry is coming under the fence and mingling with the thorny roses. The beach approach garden proves I have no fear of weeding around roses, but this mess thwarts my efforts.
I think the solution is for the crew to backhoe out these poor roses and replace them with some sort of single trunked shrub so we can really get in there to weed.
We worked on the little pop out a block north of city hall, where two unhappy mugo pines struggle among a pernicious weed grass. We had not had time for it lately; now with a little more time in our schedule, we can keep up with it.
We had just time to weed city hall’s garden before dumping our debris.
The predicted rain arrived at the perfect moment, when we were done.
After our debris dump, we just made it on time for our weekly dinner (second one this week!) with Dave and Melissa (Sea Star Gardening), this time with Susie and Bill of the Boreas Inn.
The Cove Restaurant
We enjoyed this month’s art show featuring mosaics by our friend Annie.
We had achieved work success and so we would now enjoy a four day weekend.
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago
1998 (age 74):
May 26: Store day—Puget Power, Tim’s for Rx and QFC. I had a baloney sandwich and ice cream for dinner. I planted some seeds in early evening.