Thursday, 9 March 2017
Our good plan for another torrentially rainy and exceedingly windy day was to attend a gardening lecture at the Ocean Park Timberland Library.
I have had in my possession since it was first published a copy of Maggie’s useful book, The Bountiful Container. I fill my garden up with so many ornamentals that I leave not much room for a kitchen garden, so my plan is always to grow more veg in containers. Despite the best of intentions, I don’t follow through well with this. I’m hoping to do better…one of these years.
She told such a good joke to begin with that I simply must repeat it for my frog loving friends. But I must wait to avoid giving a spoiler to anyone who might attend her Saturday lecture at Ilwaco Timberland Library.
We had all put our names in a bowl, and one winner got to take the planter home.
On the way home, we stocked up on one of our favourite garden tools at Dennis Company. I can lose quite a few now without being bereft.
A stop at Long Beach City Hall to get our check inspired Allan to take some photos of the garden.
And a stop on the way home at the Ilwaco Timberland Library got a hellebore photo from Allan…
Between then and dinner, I concentrated on finishing Deep South by Paul Theroux. After a rough start, I had fallen in love with the book.
Dinner and our weekly meeting of the North Beach Garden Gang followed at Salt Pub.
Friday, we are expecting good enough weather to go to work.
PSA: An interesting birding event is coming soon at the Port of Ilwaco marina.