26-27 July: two work days
August 8, 2016 by Tangly Cottage
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
We topped off the trailerload of our own garden debris with the rambling rose, clipped from its stranglehold on a beach pine, at Mayor Mike’s house.
The biggest, oldest cane would be removed.
jousting with a rose
Next, a trip to the dump.
full load, mostly ours, all thorny: salmonberry, barberry, rose (Allan’s photo)
Look who I saw by our first parking spot, by the Dennis Company store. My good friend Mitzu from the Anchorage Cottages!
The twice weekly watering and grooming of the 43 assorted planters on Main Street and Vet Field and the once weekly watering of the 18 street tree pocket gardens ensued.
Fortunately for us, the city crew waters the hanging baskets (from Basket Case Greenhouse).
I’m pulling columbines. They want to take over.
white Salvia viridis (painted sage) and Knautia macedonica (Allan’s photo)
Fifth Street Park (Allan’s photo). Reminds me of my grandma and how I, too, would have wanted to walk that line.
street tree: Lysimachia punctata and Eryngium. We need tough plants that can get by with once a week water. (Allan’s photo)
pink oenothera in one of the planters
We had one little mission in Ilwaco: to remove a diseased Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ from a planter and ready it for new plants.
We think it had mildewed from too much shade.
The adjacent window calls perhaps for some bronze colored plants.
Allan went on to water the Ilwaco planters with the water trailer, usually a one person (Allan) job.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
The Depot Restaurant
the weekly watering and deadheading at the Depot
lilies and the feather foliage of cosmos
The Red Barn Arena
I thought “Nooooo!” when I saw what looked like the beginning of shasta deadheading season. But this one was just dried out, thus the many dying flowers.
Barn Cat and I had a little talk.
an Icelandic horse (Allan’s photo)
the back patio (one of three groups of planters)
the roadside garden
Stipa gigantea (Allan’s photo)
cosmos and perovskia (Russian Sage) Allan’s photo
very bad news: Barnsley has rust.
The Planter Box
We acquired some plants for the Ilwaco planter and had a pleasant chat with Steve and John, who were there shopping for bird food.
Next…way up to lower Surfside for the weekly maintenance of Marilyn’s garden.
The deer who live in this garden are finally letting us have some phygelius and persicaria flowers.
one of the rudbeckias I added this year
rudbeckia, poppies, agastache
looking west from the back porch. The shasta daisies only had a couple of deadheads.
Klipsan Beach Cottages
looking southwest over the birdbath
Hydrangea ‘Izu No Hana’
This area really needs help after some big pots got moved out of the center. My plan: a hydrangea and fuchsias.
We are maintaining Jo’s garden while it (oh, and the house) is for sale. Here’s the listing; we hope a gardener buys it.
entering the garden
northeast garden bed
Centaurea montana (Allan’s photo)
Finally, we planted up an Ilwaco planter with what bronzy colored plants we could find, a heuchera and two begonias and some diascias.
redone, with the begonias being temporary (not hardy)
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago
1998 (age 74):
July 26 HOT HOT HOT 96 degrees. What a day, the hottest day so far. Bill brought 2 guys with the pressure washer plus another guy that did some jobs. I washed some more pots but got too hot so I sorted some stuff in the garage. A huge amount of moss, etc. It really messed up my begonias and pots. Some of the patio bed is covered but too hot to clear it out.
The tomatoes planted behind the shop in the mushroom compost are really doing great.
July 27: HOT 98 degrees Too hot to do anything. I sorted through various catalog stuff. I got so sleepy I took a nap from about 3:00 to 9:30! Too hot to eat so I didn’t.