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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Before leaving home, I noticed two things in particular:

My night blooming cereus had a bud! The first one since 2003!

My night blooming cereus had a bud! The first one since 2003!

And something I've noticed before: No matter how much I water it, my Davidia involucrata 'Sonoma' always looks kind of...thirsty...and not very attractive.

And something I’ve noticed before: No matter how much I water it, my Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ always looks kind of…thirsty…and not very attractive.

At our post office garden.

At our post office garden.  (We watered)

Post Office garden

Post Office garden

Post Office overview

Post Office overview

Red Barn Arena

Red Barn

some weeding and watering

some weeding and watering

Diane’s Garden

grooming along the roadside

grooming along the roadside garden

poppies

 

Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'

Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’

Penstemon

Penstemon

Stipa gigantea

Stipa gigantea

Stipa seedlings!  I could put one on the other side of the driveway!

Stipa seedlings! I could put one on the other side of the driveway!

south side of driveway

Other side of driveway will get a stipa seedling this fall.

Stipa will go right here!

Stipa will go right here! (empty spot)

Diane and Larry's driveway garden

Diane and Larry’s driveway garden

detail:  Allium albopilosum and Perovskia (Russian sage)

detail: Allium albopilosum and Perovskia (Russian sage)

Allium albopilosum and schubertii

Allium albopilosum and schubertii

Lavatera 'Barnsley' and blueberries

Lavatera ‘Barnsley’ and blueberries

Blueberries packed with delicious fruit. Yes, I had a few.

Blueberries packed with delicious fruit. Yes, I had a few.

Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade' (pink blueberries!)

Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ (pink blueberries!)

Golden Sands Assisted Living

Golden Sands

Golden Sands

In the courtyard: a new patio set for sitting and enjoying the garden

In the courtyard: a new patio set for sitting and enjoying the garden

Allan said “They need an assembler.”  He used to assemble furniture and exercise equipment and bikes for Fred Meyer stores and he can put things together right quick. But we were there to garden, not assemble.

SE quadrant

SE quadrant

my favourite kind of dahlia

my favourite kind of dahlia

I like the precise style of pom pom dahlias.  Our former client Laurie said they were so uptight that she just wanted to smack them; she liked the blowsier kinds.

Northeast quadrant

Northeast quadrant

dahlias

dahlias

I sure wish my mom was alive to see these.

I sure wish my mom was alive to see these.

dahlias

dahlias

astilbe

astilbe

Almost all the plants in this garden were donated by us, or given to us by friends for the garden, except for a few special plants that I bought on the limited budget and some that my mom bought during the year she lived there.

I bet all the glads were bought by my mom; she loved them.

I bet all the glads were bought by my mom; she loved them.

I did use the budget this year for cosmos and agastaches.

I did use the budget this year for cosmos and agastaches.

NW quadrant

NW quadrant

SW quadrant

SW quadrant

If you lived at Golden Sands, what would you put on the small shelf outside your room?

If you lived at Golden Sands, what would you put on the small shelf outside your room?

Marilyn’s Garden

all the way up in lower Surfside

Surfside is jwest of Oysterville

Surfside is west of Oysterville

looking south on the path

looking south on the path

same lily as at post office

same lily as at post office

looking north on path

looking north on path

tall miscanthus now completely hiding the garage to the west

tall miscanthus now completely hiding the garage to the west

Marilyn;s daughter Nancy tells me they are loving the poppies this year.

Marilyn;s daughter Nancy tells me they are loving the poppies this year.

That remind me!  Here are some photos that Nancy herself took in the garden in June of this year.

deer

deer

deer

This is definitely a deer friendly garden.

Alliums

Alliums

I spent my time mostly weeding the gravel path.  It was HOT work.

I spent my time mostly weeding the gravel path. It was HOT work.

A sweet friend appeared to keep me company.

A sweet friend appeared to keep me company.

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He likes the catmint. (Nepeta, not catNIP but cats still love it.)

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hydrangea in the cool shade on north side

hydrangea in the cool shade on north side

poppies by the driveway

poppies by the driveway

poppy

poppy

and more poppies

and more poppies

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Bay Avenue Art Gallery

Bay Avenue Gallery is right across the street from Adelaide's Books.

Bay Avenue Gallery is right across the street from Adelaide’s Books.

We stopped in at Bay Avenue Gallery to have a gander at the plein air art that was painted by local artists for the upcoming garden tour (which happened on July 18th and will soon be featured in this blog.)

bayave

outside the front door

outside the front door

garden art, including the rooster of one of the gardens

garden art, including the rooster of one of the gardens (more on this on garden tour day)

Henry the rooster

Henry the rooster

garden art

garden art

garden art by Eric Wiegardt

garden art by Eric Wiegardt

I just had a funny thought.  Now that Eric’s brother Todd has moved here, and taken over the Wiegardt Gallery garden, and gone to the Hardy Plant weekend with us, we think of Eric as Todd’s brother instead of thinking of Todd as Eric’s brother. 😉

more garden art

more garden art by Bette Lu Krause

some cool non-garden art by our friend Joe Chasse

some cool non-garden art by our friend Joe Chasse (Allan’s photo)

our good friend Joe

our good friend Joe

Klipsan Beach Cottages

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our good friend Bella

our good friend Bella

Bella is lying in front of a patch of pulmonaria, common name spotted dog, so it would be more amusing if she were a dalmation.

It was so hot that Mary and I had to take a rest in the shade (Allan's photo)

It was so hot that Mary and I had to take a rest in the shade (Allan’s photo)

hosta by the pond garden

hosta by the pond garden

fuchsia

fuchsia

outside the deer fence

outside the deer fence

the lawn bed

the lawn bed

dierama in the fenced garden

dierama in the fenced garden

garage wall

garage wall

looking southwest in the fenced garden

looking southwest in the fenced garden

sweet peas

sweet peas

agapanthus

agapanthus

Hydrangea 'Izu No Hana'

Hydrangea ‘Izu No Hana’ (flower of Izu) from eastern coast of Japan’s Izu Peninsula

Anchorage Cottages

Anchorage Cottages: It's a short walk through beach pines and dunes to the beach.

Anchorage Cottages: It’s a short walk through beach pines and dunes to the beach.

Melianthus major in the center courtyard

Melianthus major in the center courtyard

center courtyard

center courtyard

Rose 'Zepherine Drouhin'

Rose ‘Zepherine Drouhin’

sweet peas in the office courtyard

sweet peas in the office courtyard

best sweet peas at any job this year

best sweet peas at any job this year (except for maybe Andersen’s RV Park…)

sweet pea detail

sweet pea detail

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Calibrachoa...something -berry, I like the odd colour

Calibrachoa ‘Coralberry Punch’, I like the odd colour

I made the number 6 show up again (Allan's photo)

I made the number 6 show up again (Allan’s photo)

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I trimmed back viburnum and flowering quince foliage that was hiding these benches (taken with the camera known as 'Spot')

I trimmed back viburnum and flowering quince foliage that was hiding these benches (taken with the camera known as ‘Spot’)

And that was that for work.  Wednesday has turned into our furthest-reaching work day so you can see why we couldn’t do a two day post this time.  (We are trying to catch up to garden tour time!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

I was eager to get on with the cosmos Annuals Planting Time as they were getting tall in the six packs despite pinching.

The Depot Restaurant

Cosmos lined up to plant

Cosmos lined up to plant


cosmos in

four six packs of cosmos in

Long Beach

I’d found some Cosmos ‘Purity’ (all white) at Seven Dees yesterday so 12 went into the corner garden at Veterans Field.

Not even sure if I am supposed to make this corner red white and blue.

Not even sure if I am supposed to make this corner red white and blue.

Jo’s Garden

The biggest project of the day was to plant about eight six packs of cosmos, some painted sage, and a few perennials at Jo’s.  She was at home and had some ideas.

"Let's get that azalea out, what do you think?"  Looks like a job for Allan.

“Let’s get that azalea out, what do you think?” Looks like a job for Allan.


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


Azalea gone, annuals in (and deer ferns showing that were hidden before)

Azalea gone, annuals in (and deer ferns showing that were hidden before)

Next, Jo turned her eye to an ever growing conifer.

before, Allan's photo, with me bringing cosmos in

before, Allan’s photo, with me bringing cosmos in


before, Allan's photo

before, Allan’s photo


after, Allan's photo

after, Allan’s photo: Jo says that next time, that barberry can go!  It’s in a barrel, and can be cut to the ground and will come back small.


some painted sage and a chocolate cosmos

some painted sage and a chocolate cosmos

Note how Allan’s third project of the day had been to clean up more of the back part of this bed, removing running rugosa rose, Japanese anemone, and a running pink phlox.  Below shows how it looked on May 6th:

before

before


before, Allan's photo

before, Allan’s photo


after, Allan's photo

after, Allan’s photo

Meanwhile, some tall white phlox had to go in the northwest bed because they looked diseased.  This also turned out to be a job for Allan.

Three or four more clumps had to go.

Three or four more clumps had to go, and were replaced with cosmos.


I was pleased and surprised to see that Jo's Zaluzianskya (night scented phlox) had come back.

I was pleased and surprised to see that Jo’s Zaluzianskya (night scented phlox) had come back.


northwest garden after planting

northwest garden after planting

You might wonder what my job was in all this: to figure out how to squeeze in and then plant all the cosmos and painted sage.

Jo herself.

Jo herself.

The Anchorage Cottages

what we did not get done: weeding and pulling scilla along this area.

what we did not get done: weeding and pulling scilla along this area.


Allan's photo: Mitzu

Allan’s photo: Mitzu


I added lots of annuals to the containers in the courtyard and office entry.

I added lots of annuals to the containers in the courtyard and office entry.


a bright orange calibrachoa

a bright orange calibrachoa


a lemony-pink osteospermum

a lemony-pink osteospermum


the weird 'Coralberry Punch' callie

the weird ‘Coralberry Punch’ callie


12 cosmos planted in this garden

12 cosmos planted in this garden

Meanwhile, Allan cleared a narrow bed of scilla and planted more cosmos.

before: Allan's photo

before: Allan’s photo


after:  Allan's photo

after: Allan’s photo

Usually I put something tall in the windowboxes (by tall I mean a few inches taller than the trailies…)  Not this year because the new liners are so narrow that there is no room to set a tall thing a bit to the back.

narrow plastic liners

narrow plastic liners

Ideally, I would like to see the wooden frames rebuilt to hold full sized plastic windowbox liners for more root room.  Maybe next winter?

more Long Beach

We did more weeding and a bit of planting in the raised planters along Boldstadt. I averted my eyes from the beach approach garden’s understory of weeds. No time for that! Below: a planter backed with the naturescape of dune grass.  

some tall armerias added to the Bolstadt beach approach planters

some tall armerias added to the Bolstadt beach approach planters

Ilwaco 

Eager to cross off two small jobs from the work board, we planted the cosmos in the Time Enough Books garden boat, working around the still-blooming Tulip ‘Formosa’.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


Allan's photo: This small dog has appeared in the Geranium 'Rozanne' next to the boat

Allan’s photo: This small dog has appeared in the Geranium ‘Rozanne’ next to the boat

We added 12 or 18 or ?? cosmos to our volunteer garden at the post office.

Our audience got bored and left.

Our audience got bored and left.


Just as I had feared, the new fence slats had made a mess of my sweet pea area.

Just as I had feared, the new fence slats had made a mess of my sweet pea area.

I put little bamboo stakes around the remaining sweet peas but I don’t have much hope if someone goes in to paint these boards.  Sigh….

with cosmos added

with cosmos added


the work board, with a few items erased

the work board, with a few items erased

 

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