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Thursday, 2 July 2015

We began our work day with a quick stop at the boatyard.  The planter on the corner is not draining, and before Allan realized there was a problem, the Erysimum in the center had rotted away.  We don’t want to dig the planter out till fall, so I put in one of my many extra Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ to fill it out.  That won’t like wet feet either, but I have an endless supply of them.

the boatyard garden

the boatyard garden

The Depot Restaurant

We did our weekly watering and weeding session at the Depot.  A truck had knocked over one of the parking area timbers.  We were awfully glad that it had not been one next to the garden.

oops

oops

the newest area of the Depot garden

the newest area of the Depot garden

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It would be bad if one of these timbers got knocked out of place.

Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue'

Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’

Dierama pulcherrimum

Dierama pulcherrimum

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common name: Angel's Fishing Rod

common name: Angel’s Fishing Rod

Nicotiana langsdorfii and Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue'

Nicotiana langsdorfii and Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’

Long Beach

The welcome sign garden has popped into full colour and now needs deadheading weekly.

front

front

detail

Agyranthemum ‘Butterfly’ and Cosmos…not low maintenance

back

back

welcome

Next: watering the Long Beach planters.  They must feel privileged to get watered just three days after the last time.  That’s the way it works out, because we would have a hard time even moving in town on the coming busy weekend.

Long Beach traffic, Allan's photo

Long Beach traffic, Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

California poppies and carousel

California poppies and carousel

hydrangea in a city park

hydrangea in a city park

a reseeded Eryngium at the base of a planter (Allan's photo)

a reseeded Eryngium at the base of a planter (Allan’s photo)

police station bulletin board and Basket Case basket (Allan's photo)

police station bulletin board and Basket Case basket (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Tis the season of Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Tis the season of Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’

Most business owners don't like really tall plants in front of their buildings,  The Wind World guy loves the Crocosmia 'Lucifer'.

Most business owners don’t like really tall plants in front of their buildings, The Wind World guy loves the Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’.

over about half of the planters...big baskets from The Basket Case Greenhouse

over about half of the planters…big baskets from The Basket Case Greenhouse

Good for Scoopers Ice Cream for weeding and planting against their building.

Good for Scoopers Ice Cream for weeding and planting against their building.

This planter, which gets a lot of wind, is doing well this year.

This planter, which gets a lot of wind, is doing well this year.

My favourite planter this year is the one we re-did from boring old vinca.

My favourite planter this year is the one we re-did from boring old vinca.

Agastache, Fuchsia 'Golden Gate'

Agastache, Fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’

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The planter is protected from wind by the wall of Dennis Co.

by lawyer's office:  Geranium 'Rozanne' and golden oregano

by lawyer’s office: Geranium ‘Rozanne’ and golden oregano

Rozanne is swallowing an agastache.

Rozanne is swallowing an agastache. (I see some cerinthe, too.)

The Dennis Company planter from across the street.

The Dennis Company planter from across the street.

the delicious daphne by the Elks building

the delicious daphne by the Elks building

I popped into NIVA green to garner a few more photos for the shop’s Facebook page.

NIVA green: magnifying glasses

NIVA green: magnifying glasses

funny little clocks

funny little clocks

By the pharmacy: Eryngium variifolium  under a street tree.

By the pharmacy: Eryngium variifolium under a street tree.

Lucifer again behind Lewis and Clark Square

Lucifer again behind Lewis and Clark Square

From all the way across Fifth Street Park, I saw a splash of pink that surprised me.

looking northwest

looking northwest

I went to investigate: It was sidalcea, purchased last year at The Basket Case.

I went to investigate: It was sidalcea, purchased last year at The Basket Case.

My grandma had sidalcea in her garden.

My grandma had sidalcea in her garden.

It looked so healthy.  I’d pulled the one at KBC out because it got rust.  I think the rust was caused by that particular plant being too dry.  Here, it is close to the sprinklers.

the NW quadrant of Fifth Street Park

the NW quadrant of Fifth Street Park

Because so many people would pass the beach approach planters for the Fourth of July, we checked on them all.

Allan's photo at the beach end of the approach road

Allan’s photo at the beach end of the approach road

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Eschscholzia californica  'White Linen' (California poppy)

Eschscholzia californica ‘White Linen’ (California poppy) doing well in drought

Some yobbo had pulled out a sea thrift and let it sit there and die.

Some yobbo had pulled out a sea thrift and let it sit there and die.

The planters go all the way out as far as the dunes.

The planters go all the way out as far as the dunes.

(telephoto)  This guy had been walking around all over town.

(telephoto) This guy had been walking around all over town.

The planters were slightly damp.  The water truck city crewman must have watered them.  However, the shasta daisies planted back in volunteer days were a goner.  Perhaps the watering had only started recently.

These daisies have simply got to go, this fall.   Wrong plant for the dry conditions.

These daisies have simply got to go, this fall. Wrong plant for the dry conditions.

At the end of the Sid Snyder beach approach, Back Country Horse Rides have volunteered to do a planter, and they must be watering it daily because these annuals would otherwise not do well in full exposure to beach conditions.

fantastic job by Back Country Horse Rides

fantastic job by Back Country Horse Rides (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Ilwaco

In Ilwaco, I walked around and checked on all the planters, which I have been leaving to Allan for last couple of months.  He’s been going a good job and I found very few weeds.

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' by the Doupé Building

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ by the Doupé Building

nasturtiums by Queen La De Da's; Jenna gives this planter extra water.

nasturtiums by Queen La De Da’s; Jenna gives this planter extra water.

Allan had the usual problems with his collapsible hose.

Allan had the usual problems with his collapsible hose. After four patches with electrical tape, this one finally got the toss.

I spent the next couple of hours weeding the boatyard garden, as lots of folks would be walking by it for the Ilwaco fireworks display on the evening of July 3..

boatyard, with Clamshell Railroad interpretive sign

boatyard, with Clamshell Railroad interpretive sign

boatyard poppies and white lupine

boatyard poppies and white lupine

We watered the new plants at the Bruce Peterson Gallery.

We watered the new plants at the Bruce Peterson Gallery….

...and the new plants at Time Enough Books.

…and the new plants at Time Enough Books.

The Cove Restaurant

At 7:30, we met Dave and Melissa (Sea Star Landscape Maintenance) at the Cove for our Thursday night tradition, which they’ve become a regular part of.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

the Cove garden

the Cove garden

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

We all had the fish tacos tonight, being of like mind (and the ahi tuna was sold out).

At the end of the evening, Sondra gave us a piece of her apple cake, her mom's recipe.

At the end of the evening, Sondra gave us a piece of her apple cake, her mom’s recipe.

after dinner, Melissa and me (Allan's photo)

after dinner, Melissa and me (Allan’s photo)

Tomorrow: more garden tour previews with Garden Tour Nancy

 

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