Thursday, 20 April 2017
Pouring rain almost put an end to the idea of work.
And then it stopped by midmorning.
I scheduled an easy day, which included a visit to THE Oysterville garden. That self -guided tour will be our next post.
At home before work
The Depot Restaurant
I planted the wee sprout of tetrapanax in the garden on the south side of the dining deck…my second attempt to get one started there. Light weeding and deadheading ensued.
A stop at city hall to pick up our cheque led to some deadheading and weeding.
Basket Case Greenhouse
I’m collecting plants for the upcoming Planting Time, so far just perennials. I consider it too early for annuals, and yet, as always, I am concerned that folks who plant (too) early will get all the good stuff before I’m ready for annuals (round about Mother’s Day).
We left the Basket Case and took ourselves to Oysterville to tour its premier garden, one of the top two gardens on the Peninsula (the other being Steve and John’s bayside garden). If there are better gardens here, I have not seen them. That will be tomorrow’s post.
Driving south from Oysterville, we saw Todd gardening at a Nahcotta bed and breakfast.
Klipsan Beach Cottages
We spent a pleasant two hours at Klipsan Beach Cottages. In a preview of Planting Time, Allan planted four Nicotiana langsdorfii, one Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’, and an Agastache ‘Acapulco Salmon and Pink’.
We drove around by the port on the way home, just to see how lively the 4-20 event was at the Freedom Market pot shop. (Their outdoor barbecue looked well attended.)
While Allan mowed at the J’s (across the street), I planted some poppy and bachelor button seeds in the back garden. The weeded spots in the east and west bed have seeds, and the unweeded spots will let me know where I can put new plants (after more weeding).
Next, our tour of the Oysterville garden.
And we really do have to get back to the beach approach weeding!