Wednesday, 8 June 2016
We began by gathering bucket water at the boatyard for that one unwatered bed in Ilwaco, the one with the water turned off at an unoccupied building.
While pulling a few weeds, I met a lovely woman from Belgium and New Mexico who was photographing the garden and we had an enjoyable talk about the flowers.
Red Barn Arena
We checked on the watering. I was glad we did because some of the barrels are just not getting enough.
All I can do is leave reminders and encouragement….as we only visit here once a week.
Next door at Diane and Larry’s, we chatted with Diane who has retired and therefore will have time to keep her own garden well watered.
Basket Case Greenhouse
On a quest to get a Salvia ‘May Night’ to replace one that disappeared from Veterans Field, I found an Agastache ‘Mexican Giant’, which is pink enough (dark pink) to replace the one that was stolen from a Long Beach planter earlier this week. So I won’t have to take the one that Melissa offered.
This plant is just not selling, except for the one I bought.
I hate to see them languishing unbought, but I only needed one!
The Anchorage Cottages
By two o clock, we were at The Anchorage, with a sense of ease. We had plenty of time to do three more jobs, even our most northern one. A huge difference has been made by not having Golden Sands anymore. That one and a half to two hours extra per week has made it possible to put all the “small” jobs on one day and translated into an extra day a week off.
We now have time to do little projects like that instead of always rushing. Life is better.
The Planter Box
We had time to stop at The Planter Box just for our own amusement. I wanted some pulp pots, and to see what new plants they might have. Got a dark red astrantia and a dark blue campanula. I like pulp pots: simple, natural looking, cheap, and they last for several years.
Klipsan Beach Cottages
We had plenty of time to drive north to Marilyn’s garden, weed, and plant some rudbeckias, before our dinner engagement.
Todd had a brilliant solution when I said this was the last place where I still had big bronze fennel. Just deadhead it! I always have left the seedheads on, because they are so attractive in winter, and then had a veritable lawn of seedlings…which is why it is a class 2 noxious weed. From now on, I will grow it here only for the luscious foliage and for the flowers before they go to seed.
We got done in time to stop at Long Beach’s Veterans Field and plant that Salvia ‘May Night’ before meeting Dave and Melissa at…
The Depot Restaurant
We held our weekly meeting of the North Beach Garden Gang at the Depot’s burger night this week because of a busy Thursday schedule for Dave and Melissa.
Not another photo was taken as we all chowed down on our burgers. By the end of dinner, Melissa had rearranged her schedule and we decided to meet again on Thursday night at the Cove because there is always more gardening to talk about.
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago
1998 (age 74):
June 8: 11:30-5:15 cloudy in AM and then sunny
Another good day. I worked to 3:00 finishing weeding and cultivating the berry rows (that’s the job I started last Friday). I transplanted some seedlings. I moved trees around in the shop and raised the two end lights. That helped.