We had to cram all the jobs into the early part of this week because of leaving on Thursday (June 23) for the Hardy Plant Study Weekend. I was hoping and fretting about rain; it was in the forecast for Thursday but I couldn’t count on that, so watering had to be done as well.
There is very little left on the work board because of yesterday’s accomplishments.
next week….we might finally get the center parking lot berm in Long Beach done. The mulching is ongoing.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Ilwaco post office garden
I hope to find some good plants for along the front of the post office garden at the Hardy Plant weekend, especially since two fabulous nurseries will be part of the touring.
Now that the poppies are mostly done, the front is blah.
The Depot Restaurant
success: ornamental grasses enclosing both the east and south side of the dining deck
looking south from the front…we watered…
front plantings by Basket Case Nancy Aust
The Red Barn Arena
garden was dry…so we watered (Allan’s photo)
my good friend Misty…we watered and fertilized
Misty went under the porch during watering. (Allan’s photo)
from the street
looking southwest; thank goodness we do not have to water here.
looking west from back porch
cosmos, lilies, alliums, poppies
This year, the deer are eating down the Persicaria ‘Firetail’; in previous years, they have left it pretty much alone.
Klipsan Beach Cottages
through the gate
birdbath view. Mary and Denny water here, so glad!
Rose ‘Bow Bells’
Towering Thalictrum ‘Elin’
The Anchorage Cottages
My good friend Mitzu
office planters; that’s manager Beth on the left, watering!
mouthwatering Calibrachoa ‘Lemon Slice’
more window boxes
cottage roof (Allan’s photo)
As we drove away, we saw this cute truck being utilized by a woman who was doing some pruning nearby.
added to the tiny popout an ornamental grass I’ve had in a pot waiting for a home
weeded along the front of the big popout and trimmed the roses that were poking out
While I weeded the popout, I sent Allan a block north to city hall as on Monday, I was sure I’d seen a weed when we drove by. He took these photos:
Can you see the weed that I saw from our van while riding by?
Allan pulled it.
a big dandelion!
Port of Ilwaco
We watered all along the port, at least 3/4 of the garden beds.
Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’ by Ilwaco Pavilion (Allan’s photo)
Eryngium, santolina, achillea (Allan’s photo)
watering east end garden (Allan’s photo)
Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’ and Nasella tenuissima and lavender (Allan’s photo)
Yay, another eremerus!
at Time Enough Books
view across from port office garden, south side
north side of port office
(irritating lens spot today) Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’ and lavender
Santolina at Salt Hotel (Allan’s photo)
not a round ball anymore (Allan’s photo)
looking east from the west end
We had our weekly dinner early this week at the Salt Pub.
Allan, Melissa, and Dave (Sea Star Gardening)
delicious potato soup
smoked tuna melt, always scrumptious
nachos for Allan
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Yesterday, I had forgotten about doing Mayor Mike’s garden so we started there.
…Followed by some fussing over the post office garden.
our volunteer garden at the post office
snails picked from lilies, got rehomed
watered along the edges of the welcome sign
welcome sign: turned up the soaker hose pressure
We watered the street trees and planters (fertilized the planters), splitting up and going in different directions.
Fifth Street Park, Super Dorothy rose, basket by Nancy Aust
agastache, Calif. poppy, lavender
agastache and cosmos
smoke shop planter
Fish Alley sand castle (Allan’s photo). The sponsor was the RV park where we used to garden (til our good friend and RV Park owner Lorna retired).
Fish Alley, sandcastles every weekend (Allan’s photo)
by Dennis Co (Allan’s photo)
reseeded eryngium (Allan’s photo)
preachers in Lewis and Clark Square (Allan’s photo)
The tree gardens are just not as good as the planters. They get watered less and….I keep meaning to do better. (Allan’s photo)
The only sad planter thing was that one little lavender we’d planted to replace a tatty old lavender had gotten crispy and sad looking. No photo. I am hoping no one notices till I can get a better one.
Veterans Field: Salvia patens, Phygelius ‘Cherry Ripe’, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Salvia ‘May Night’
Allan watered the planters and street trees with the water trailer.
Ilwaco planter (Allan’s photo) with sneaky chickweed. Chickweed got cocky during week of rain when we did not have to water.
Allan’s view of the boatyard garden while watering planters and trees.
downtown (Allan’s photo)
Ilwaco city hall (Allan’s photo). Deer are nibbling the nasturtiums.
Despite predicted rain tonight, I watered the boatyard garden. I can’t count on the rain and we won’t be watering again till Monday. It was one of the hardest boatyard waterings ever due to lots of noise (welding, compressors), a bigger than usual obstacle course of tools and gear behind the boats and fewer hoses available. I persevered and got it done.
lots of scrimmy horsetail
Thorough weeding will have to wait till next week, to get it pretty near perfect for the big Fourth of July festivities (fireworks in Ilwaco on Saturday, July 2nd).
most poppies are looking tatty but can’t pull them till they reseed somewhat
I long for time to make an edge along the back.
Poppies are no longer a blaze of red.
I long to pull them and reveal the shapes of the perennials.
a deer grazing in the boatyard
an unusual name for a boat
Finally home, I started running the sprinklers around the garden. After three of six post-mounted sprinklers had run for half an hour each, a rain started that seemed strong enough so I could stop the watering. I hope it continues all night and into tomorrow because that will hold the various city planters, so susceptible to drying out, until Monday.
And that, in two days, was all the jobs we still do, except for our occasional check up in Jo’s garden in Long Beach.
Because the blog is running a week late, by the time you read this, we will have returned from Hardy Plant (fate willing).
To give me time to catch up on work next week before beginning the Hardy Plant garden tour posts, tomorrow’s post will be from my mother’s garden diaries, June ’97 and ’98, including some non-gardening entries that I haven’t shared in the daily entries.
And then….a wealth of tour garden posts should appear.
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