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Monday, 4 June 2018

Long Beach

I decided we had better do a big clean up in the oft neglected Coulter Park, just north of Dennis Company.

the back way in (Allan’s photo)

the dreaded rose patch with salmonberry coming through the fence (Allan’s photos)

The salmonberry comes under the fence on powerful runners and pops up all through the roses.  It’s infuriating on many levels.

the mother….plant on the other side of the fence

Allan’s photo

after; unfortunately, all the bad roots can’t be gotten at (Allan’s photo)

after (Allan’s photo)

Meanwhile, I weeded around the front of the park and then limbed up some conifers on the north side so that we could get the bindweed, salmonberry, blackberry, and garbage out from under them.

before; impossible to weed

I pruned as much as I could and then Allan crawled in and sawed off the stubs.

after

another one, before

Spiders:

spider babies dispersing when touched

If mama spiders were like mama bears, we would not get much done.

a paper towel dispenser…why and how? (Allan’s photo)

after

more salmonberry invaders

I’ve sort of given up on the north side of this park. All we can do is cut these salmonberries back, and they regrow quickly.

It looks cleaner and better even from afar.

I thought you might be interested in the sign on the Long Beach depot building in this park.

the old train depot

“I just knew there was nothing in the whole wild world that would ever be as exciting and wonderful as a Sunday at Long Beach.”

I’ve made the photo a bit bigger than usual in hopes that it might be readable when biggified by clicking.

self seeded cerinthe in the rocks, even though the nearest one is a block away.

With that done, we went on to water the downtown planters and street tree gardens.

Agastache and Cosmos ‘Pop Socks’

Cosmos ‘Pop Socks’

‘Copper Pot’ California poppy

Dianthus ‘Charles Musgrave’

I got to pet this little dog named Gizmo.

We still have alliums.  On the third street intersection, 12 are left out of 24 that were planted there.

Allium christophii

Allium christophii

Allium christophii with cosmos and cerinthe

one of the most windswept planters (Allan’s photo)

cosmos (Allan’s photo)

California poppies (Allan’s photo)

Cerinthe major purpurascens (Allan’s photo)

Ilwaco

  I meant to water and weed at the boatyard; I really did.  However, I had hit a wall of exhaustion and since the watering was not critical (I’d watered it just last Friday), I left the weeds to thrive and went home with the excuse (valid!) of having more of the monthly billing to do.

Allan watered the Ilwaco street trees and planters.

downtown planter

a self seeded columbine

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