Thursday, 30 March 2017
After a week of being sick, being rained in, and taking a day or two in my own garden, Allan and I finally both got back to work.
We checked up and did a bit of weeding in Mayor Mike’s garden a few blocks east.
Across the street, a strangely pruned tree blooms determinedly.
The Depot Restaurant
The garden got some weeding and some pulling of hesperantha (schizostylis).
We plunked some Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ into one of the beach approach planters. I was pleased to see narcissi planted last fall now in bloom. The weeding and rose trimming in this garden looms in the near future.
While Allan weeded Veterans Field, I checked on the big Lewis and Clark Square planter.
I had seen in the local newspaper that a car charging station had just been placed by the center parking lot berm, with an opening ceremony planned for Friday. Yikes, I’d thought, we have to make that look better.
We dumped debris and got some soil at city works. I also asked Allan to get me two buckets of grass clippings for my compost pile.
We mulched the little bed at Culbertson Field.
We then parted ways and walked on the main street in opposite directions to deadhead narcissi in planters and street tree gardens. I had been almost ready to give up on the day because of wind and rain squalls. I’m glad I did not. The last couple of hours were most pleasant.
Screams came from the newly operational ferris wheel, which had been in disrepair for years. I used to be so amused by hearing the screaming. Now it is even scarier because the cages rock!
(I don’t really like the doubles but had decided to add some because I figure other people do. They are breaking from storms much more easily than the singles so…no more.)
I used to not like orange cupped narcissi. Now I adore them.
Allan also did two small projects:
And he weeded a bit around the Heron Pond.
At the end of the day, there is much complicated bungee cord lashing of the work buckets and wheelbarrow.
At home, I added some clean green to the compost bins:
And marvelled at the amount of rain water we’d had in two days:
The work board. (I’m a bit late with sweet pea planting; I used to always do it around St Pstrick’s Day, March 17th.)
I am well chuffed with all we got done today, especially since tomorrow will be a short work day because of a political event in the late afternoon.