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Now that the blog is 15 days behind, I am trying to catch up.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Our sometime neighbour, Alicia (Nora’s grand daughter), visited for the weekend and in the course of cleaning up her patio, she gave me some fabulous garden items.  The weather was too hot for gardening anyway so visiting was much more pleasant.

metal shelf

metal shelf

potting bench and pots, what a lucky day for me!

potting bench and pots, what a lucky day for me!

Allan cut down the laurel bush in front that was blocking the view of oncoming cars.

before

before

after; should make it easier to back out of the driveway

after; should make it easier to back out of the driveway

That laurel had reseeded itself there and had never been part of Nora’s plan.  Back when she was younger, Nora had had a rose garden running down the side of the driveway in what is now all lawn.

I feel very much in love with Alicia's mom's dog, a Vizsla named Ruby.

I feel very much in love with Alicia’s mom’s dog, a Vizsla named Ruby.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Long Beach

We did the usual watering and grooming of the planters and the street tree pocket gardens.

carousel planter

carousel planter

cosmos and tigridia

cosmos and tigridia

Fun Rides new owners have already added a kicky new paint job.

Fun Rides new owners have already added a kicky new paint job.

Here's a before photo that Allan took on July 14th.

Here’s a before photo that Allan took on July 14th.

Zoltar

I found a Zoltar fortune on the sidewalk.

Zoltar Speaks…to me?

Allan will be glad to know that his pet reseeded Eryngium has recovered from an encounter with the street sweeper.

Allan will be glad to know that his pet reseeded Eryngium has recovered from an encounter with the street sweeper.

finger blight: someone pulled out several plants in one planter, including this painted sage.

finger blight: someone pulled out several plants in one planter, including this painted sage.

planter by the Herb N Legend Smoke Shop

planter by the Herb ‘N Legend Smoke Shop

I pronounce the word “herb” with the “h”.  Some pronounce it “‘erb”. Someone walking by the Herb N Legend smoke shop said “Let’s go into the ‘Erb ‘N Legend” and I suddenly realized, after all this time, that the name is a play on “Urban Legend.”

red and white planters in Veterans Field (Salvia 'Hot Lips' and alyssum) Allan's photo

red and white planters in Veterans Field (Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Calibrachoa ‘Vampire’, and alyssum) Allan’s photo

in Fish Alley: The remnants of the weekend's sand sculpture (Allan's photo)

in Fish Alley: The remnants of the weekend’s sand sculpture (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo shows he noticed the eryngium.

Allan’s photo shows he noticed the eryngium.  (We go in different directions to water.)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan got done watering before me and had time to tackle the weediest, most annoying tree-rooty bed in Fifth Street Park.

before

before

after

after

finger blight! He noticed someone had swiped a big stalk of lilies.

finger blight! He noticed someone had swiped a big stalk of lilies. We do notice!

We got the little popouts weeded north of city hall.

Before: I was pleased to see some poppies and bachelor buttons had germinated.

Before: I was pleased to see some poppies and bachelor buttons had germinated.

We got the little popouts weeded north of city hall.

after

While we weeded, there was a ruckus on the roof of the Scoopers Ice Cream Shop. A large flock of small birds flew off in a great flapping of wings. Crows were attacking a hawk…and my telephoto shows what I could not see, that maybe the hawk had a crow in its talons. Avert your eyes if this will upset you.

two of several angry crows

two of several angry crows

This was a really brazen move.

This was a really brazen move.

The hawk was being bombarded by several crows.

The hawk was being bombarded by several crows.

Nature red in tooth and claw.

Nature red in tooth and claw.

The hawk flew away, holding its prize, followed by five cawing crows.

We next went to the beach approach where we were able to weed the whole thing pretty well in less than two hours.  All was well except for my annoyance that someone had felt entitled to shear more than half the flowers off of the lavenders to take home and make themselves a herbal pillow or whatever.

Bolstad beach approach (Allan's photo)

Bolstad beach approach (Allan’s photo)

rose hips and fairy door (Allan's photo)

rose hips and fairy door (Allan’s photo)

I intended for us to do some weeding at the Ilwaco boatyard at the end of the day but I was completely out of steam.  We poked at the Ilwaco planters and decided they could wait till tomorrow for watering.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

I took some photos in my own garden while Allan started work.

My new metal plant shelf makes for another layer of pots.

My new metal plant shelf makes for another layer of pots.

hypericum berries

hypericum berries

Eryngium 'Big Blue'

Eryngium ‘Big Blue’

lilies. probably 'Montego Bay'

lilies. probably ‘Montego Bay’

more lilies

more lilies

Lily 'Conca D'Or', much taller than me

Lily ‘Conca D’Or’, much taller than me

Lily 'Conca D'Or'

Lily ‘Conca D’Or’

lilies

lilies

more lilies to come

more lilies to come

lilies

lilies

Geranium 'Rozanne' swallowing Rosa rubrifolia

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ swallowing Rosa rubrifolia

in the front garden

in the front garden

tetrapanax and lilies

lily

Melianthus major 'Antenow's Blue'

Melianthus major ‘Antenow’s Blue’

at the J’s

My commute to join Allan at work was a short one: We had taken on a new job just across the street at the J’s house.  Here are some befores and afters of what we accomplished.

before

before

after

after

before

before

after

after

before (Himalayan blackberries coming from next door)

before (Himalayan blackberries coming from next door)

after; we'll cut more after the J's have blackberry cobbler.

after; we’ll cut more after the J’s have blackberry cobbler.

It is a good drought tolerant front yard, especially with the gold carex gone (it wanted more water than it was getting).

It is a good drought tolerant front yard, especially with the gold carex gone (it wanted more water than it was getting).

before: blackberry and bindweed that had crawled under the fence

before: blackberry and bindweed that had crawled under the fence in back

after; Allan did all this.

after; Allan did all this.

Allan gathered up the pile of laurel from Alicia’s front yard and, with the J’s debris, dumped 500 pounds of brush at the dump.

He went on to water the Ilwaco planters while I got to go home and start writing the Aberdeen garden tour blog.

Allan's photo: sweet pea success at the boatyard

Allan’s photo: sweet pea success at the boatyard

and an interesting boat

and an interesting boat

end of the day (Allan's photo)

end of the day (Allan’s photo)

the spectacular sunset (Allan's photo)

the spectacular sunset (Allan’s photo)

 


Ginger’s Garden Diaries

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from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago

1997 (age 73):

July 17: goofed off

July 18:  11:00 to 4:30  7:00 to 8:00   Picked berries.  Started to use old hay from pile to mulch tomatoes but it had too many branches.  Maybe I’ll use the “new” hay in garage.  Cut back some of the big plant that had fallen over into ditch.  Did some weeding in lower driveway.  After dinner I weeded the pathway in veggie garden.   By then I was exhausted.

July 19 HOT AGAIN  I was going to plant some perennial seeds but it was too hot and did some watering.  Worked in the garage sorting the stuff piled up under tarps not for sale during garage sales.  I put the “Robert stuff” together along east wall.  [She gave my spouse at the time, Robert, a lot of dad’s old tools and odd and ends.]  I put my garden stuff (trays etc) on tables etc.  I still have several boxes of pots etc in shed to be moved to garage (another day).  I wish I could get the TVs back into the shop but they are too heavy even for Don to move.

1998 (age 74):

July 17:  I went out before breakfast to pick raspberries.  It was cool and stayed that way until I finished picking and then the sun came out.  HOT. 78 degrees.  I worked in the shade transplanting seedlings.  Also watered tomatoes and the trays in the shop.

July 18:  It was cool enough to be nice and comfortable working in the garage.  In order to empty the table in the woodshed, I brought the boxes of canning jars to the garage.  I sorted them so Bill Jr can put them up on shelves tomorrow.  I straightened up the garage and got the things together for him to take to the shop.  Then I checked the trays of plants in the shop and dumped the ones that haven’t germinated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s our volunteer project at the Ilwaco Post Office through the year in 2015.  The only catastrophe was when a fellow fell into it and broke the yellow and the dark maroon Asiatic lilies.  So far, this little garden is not plagued by deer, and since we planted many tulips in it this fall, we hope that happy state of affairs continues in 2016.

Plants featured in this garden: tulips, narcissi, lilies, California poppies, Gaura ‘So White’, cosmos, Linaria purpurea (toadflax), ornamental grasses, annuals sunflowers, Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen, Salvia viridis (painted sage), Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’, Eryngium ‘Jade Frost’, penstemon, Papaver rhoeas, and more.

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Here is the same view, through the year, at our garden at Klipsan Beach Cottages.  Looking southwest in the fenced garden, just inside one of the east gates (except for the first photo, before I formulated my slide show plan).

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Red Barn Arena…

and Diane’s garden are convenient to check up on as we head up Sandridge Road to our north end jobs.

our little Red Barn garden (Allan's photo)

our little Red Barn garden (Allan’s photo)


Allan's photo: This garden is pretty dry and gets a lot of north wind.

Allan’s photo: This garden is pretty dry and gets a lot of north wind.


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Diane’s Garden

My good friend Misty (who's camera shy)

My good friend Misty (who’s camera shy) in the back yard


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo.  It was very hot, thus the hat, to try to avoid dizziness.


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


the front garden

the front garden


Stipa gigantea, cosmos, Perovskia and more

Stipa gigantea, cosmos, Perovskia, Alliums and more


the long narrow strip along the highway

the long narrow strip along the highway


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


the other driveway corner with lavender and Lavatera 'Barnsley'

the other driveway corner with lavender and Lavatera ‘Barnsley’


Lavatera 'Barnsley' by the house, with new privacy porch

Lavatera ‘Barnsley’ by the house, with new privacy porch for shelter from the busy road

Golden Sands Assisted Living

Each room gets a shelf outside the door. A plant nut lives here.

Each room gets a shelf outside the door. A plant nut lives here.


in the hallway: Allan's photo

in the hallway: Allan’s photo


The personal decorations in the Golden Sands hallways definitely show a love of plants. (Allan's photo)

The personal decorations in the Golden Sands hallways definitely show a love of plants. (Allan’s photo)


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo: each room (with its own kitchenette and bathroom with walk-in shower) has its own shelf in the hallway.


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


sit spot in the hallway

sit spot in the hallway


SE quadrant

SE quadrant


NE quadrant

NE quadrant


monarda (bee balm)

monarda (bee balm)


These two areas by the dining room have siberian iris, which predates our time, and which does not do well. Would like to replace them with santolina and sedums.

These two areas by the dining room have siberian iris, which predates our time, and which does not do well. Would like to replace them with santolina and sedums.


Sweet peas clambering through roses scent the entry to the dining room.

Sweet peas clambering through roses scent the entry to the dining room.

Marilyn’s Garden

Every other week we go all the way to Surfside to check on Marilyn’s garden, where the deer play…and so does a cat or two.

looking southwest from the driveway over a lovely patch of self seeded cosmos

looking southwest from the driveway over a lovely patch of self seeded cosmos


Looking south on the path, after cutting some Phygelius to make it more path-like.

Looking south on the path, after cutting some Phygelius on the right to make it more path-like.


The deer eat some phygelius flowers but leave most for us.

The deer eat some phygelius flowers but leave most for us.


Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' towering over me.

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ towering over me.


My good friend Scooter!

My good friend Scooter!


deadheading shasta daisies, before (Allan's photos)

deadheading shasta daisies, before (Allan’s photos)


and after (Allan's photo)

and after (Allan’s photo)


view west from the back porch

view west from the back porch


Scooter leads the way north down the path.

Scooter leads the way north down the path.


echibeckia and painted sage

echibeckia and painted sage

Bonus garden: The Wiegardt Gallery

We stopped on Sunday at one of our former jobs, now under the expert care of our friend Todd, artist Eric Wiegardt’s brother.  I could not find a smooth way to fit the photos in to the edible garden tour day so decided to put them here, four days later, as it is a north end, Ocean Park garden.

front entry: the old struggling cistus is gone from the bay window

front entry: the old struggling cistus is gone from the bay window


Allan's photo of our pet tiny bun of dianthus. I miss that plant!

Allan’s photo of our pet tiny bun of dianthus. I miss that plant!


oyster shell edge all cleaned up, visible, and looking spiffing

oyster shell edge all cleaned up, visible, and looking spiffing


front bed

front bed


Eric likes cosmos.

Eric likes cosmos.


west side of building by parking lot

west side of building by parking lot


Todd has gotten the watering hoses to work better, evidenced by the height of the cosmos.

Todd has gotten the watering hoses to work better, evidenced by the height of the cosmos.


north bed looking much better than before, fuller, with the awful "orchard grass" (weed) gone

north bed looking much better than before, fuller, with the awful “orchard grass” (weed) gone


It cannot have been easy to get that bad running weed grass out.

It cannot have been easy to get that bad running weed grass out.


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo


Allan's photo: He was clearly impressed with the weeding.

Allan’s photo: He was clearly impressed with the weeding.


Allan's photo

Allan’s photo with Teresa and I looking at the garden on edible garden tour day.

Loved seeing the garden looking so well cared for.

Klipsan Beach Cottages

Back to the real work day!

looking in the gate of the fenced garden

looking in the gate of the fenced garden


on the arbour: Billardia longiflora

on the arbour: Billardia longiflora


sanguisorba

sanguisorba and cosmos


my friend Tommy...or Sarah?

my friend Tommy…or Sarah? (eating ornamental grass)


southwest corner of fenced garden

southwest corner of fenced garden


Lilium speciosum rubrum

Lilium speciosum rubrum


lilium speciosum rubrum

Lilium speciosum rubrum


lilies

lilies


Agapanthus and blueberries. I confess I ate at least ten berries.

Agapanthus and blueberries. I confess I ate at least ten berries.


Hydrangea 'Izu No Hana'

Hydrangea ‘Izu No Hana’


Izu No Hana

Izu No Hana


Izu No Hana

Izu No Hana


view southwest over the birdbath

view southwest over the birdbath


Tiger Eyes sumac in the driveway garden

Tiger Eyes sumac in the driveway garden


in the driveway garden (Allan's photo)

in the driveway garden (Allan’s photo)


looking west across the lawn from the driveway

looking west across the lawn from the driveway

I could not bear deadheading more shasta daisies in the lawn border, so Allan did it.

before (Allan's photo)

before (Allan’s photo)


after (Allan's photo)

after (Allan’s photo)

I visited with my good friend Bella the Great Pyrenees but did not get a photo this time.

Anchorage Cottages

Mitzu!

Mitzu!

mitzu2

playing the noble hound

playing the noble hound


even more noble

even more noble


Manager Beth told me the sweet peas had fallen over—a broken string—but she managed to fix it, with help (not Mitzu's).

Manager Beth told me the sweet peas had fallen over—a broken string—but she managed to fix it, with help (not Mitzu’s).


Salvia viridis (painted sage) in center courtyard

Salvia viridis (painted sage) in center courtyard


center courtyard

center courtyard


rugosa roses by the sport court

rugosa roses by the sport court


Chamaecyparis and pampas grass in unwatered area. I hope the trees will be all right.

Chamaecyparis and pampas grass in unwatered area. I hope the trees will be all right.  (They always turn that colour in late summer, but maybe not this early.)

Tomorrow, the Long Beach watering rounds again.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

apples at The Planter Box, where we shopped for a few plants for Long Beach

apples at The Planter Box, where we shopped for a few plants for Long Beach

Golden Sands Assisted Living

The gardens are going through a dull patch.

The gardens are going through a dull patch.

midsummer doldrums

midsummer doldrums

We hose watered the sad dry hydrangeas.

We hose watered the sad dry hydrangeas.

The Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' at the back should be so much taller...not enough water.

The Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ at the back should be so much taller…not enough water.

The Helianthus on this side is getting better water.

The Helianthus on this side is getting better water.

With the sprinkler system working, the garden is still so much better than previous years that I mustn’t complain!

Klipsan Beach Cottages

I want Golden Sands to be like this garden.  This one has a lot of money lavished on plants and soil amendments and every inch gets watered.

in the fenced garden

in the fenced garden

The birdbath is actually a cat drinking saucer.

The birdbath is actually a cat drinking saucer.

cat

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Cosmos and Salvia viridis

Cosmos and Salvia viridis

Mary's pale pink rose

Mary’s pale pink rose

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

with hummingbird

with hummingbird

Cosmos 'Antiquity'

Cosmos ‘Antiquity’

lily

lily

Anchorage Cottages

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My good friend Mitzu

My good friend Mitzu

towering sweet peas

towering sweet peas

Persicaria 'Dimity'; I forgot to get myself some starts of this last year.

Persicaria ‘Dimity’; I forgot to get myself some starts of this last year.

Cosmos 'Sonata' in the center courtyard.

Cosmos ‘Sonata’ in the center courtyard.

Long Beach

added three plants to the big Lewis and Clark Square planter. Still far from lush.

added three plants to the big Lewis and Clark Square planter. Still far from lush.

from The Planter Box

from The Planter Box

Port of Ilwaco

We watered all along Howerton Avenue.

Someone had messed with the lavender again. I took a small bouquet of it to Salt Hotel.

Someone had messed with the lavender again. I took a small bouquet of it to Salt Hotel.

Salt Hotel

Salt Hotel

the marina, looking southwest

the marina, looking southwest

Despite the clouds, no rain is in the forecast this week.

Despite the clouds, no rain is in the forecast this week.

Gardens...struggling by on once a week watering.

Gardens…struggling by on once a week watering.

Walking home, I spy Acanthus by the college building.

Walking home, I spy Acanthus by the college building.

Acanthus thriving on neglect

Acanthus thriving on neglect

a reflection in a boat by the street

a reflection in a boat by the street

a reward for watering in the greenhouse

a reward for watering in the greenhouse

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Ilwaco

I knew that the owners of Salt Hotel were in a crunch to get all their rooms done by the weekend so they could be fully open.  I took them a bouquet for their office.

I admire their planters and beautification

I admire their planters and beautification

against the wall of Salt Hotel

against the wall of Salt Hotel

flowers2

The Depot Restaurant

weekly deadheading, bindweed eradication, and supplemental watering

weekly deadheading, bindweed eradication, and supplemental watering

north side of dining deck, with hops on the lattice

north side of dining deck, with hops on the lattice

Long Beach 

deadheading and supplemental water at the welcome sign

deadheading and supplemental water at the welcome sign

welcome sign

welcome sign

Then, the watering and deadheading of the Long Beach planters.

outside NIVA green

outside NIVA green

my favourite planter this year

my favourite planter this year

When I watered that planter, a tiny blue damselfly buzzed all around it.  (Photo attempt too blurry.)

Gaura 'So White' in Fish Alley. Too bad the "hens and chickens" around the edges keep getting stolen.

Gaura ‘So White’ in Fish Alley. Too bad the “hens and chickens” around the edges keep getting stolen.

lilies in Fifth Street Park

lilies in Fifth Street Park

Lily speciosum rubrum and Melianthus major in Fifth Street Park

Lily speciosum rubrum and Melianthus major in Fifth Street Park

Allan took this photo of these folks who said "That's the most beautiful lily I've ever seen."

Allan took this photo of these folks who said “That’s the most beautiful lily I’ve ever seen.”

the lily in question (Allan's photo)

the lily in question (Allan’s photo)

in all its glory (Allan's photo)

in all its glory (Allan’s photo)

We had time to turn the soaker hoses on and off on Sid Snyder beach approach (to the usual little effect).

horses out on Sid Snyder beach approach

horses out on Sid Snyder beach approach (Allan’s photo)

We even had time to do some weeding and strimming on the parking lot berms.

The three "berms" get NO water.

The three “berms” get NO supplemental water.

The middle one is so blah it just gets a strimming. Before (Allan's photo)

The middle one is so blah it just gets a strimming. Before (Allan’s photo)

after (Allan's photo)

after (Allan’s photo)

before (Allan's photo)

middle berm before (Allan’s photo)

after (Allan's photo)...still not lovely, eh?

after (Allan’s photo)…still not lovely, eh?

I used to dream of making that center parking lot garden more exciting, but with no water, I think not.

bird on a wire while we dumped our debris at city works

bird on a wire while we dumped our debris at city works

The Cove Restaurant

Ah, Thursday night, the end of our workweek, and dinner with Dave and Melissa.  This time Todd joined us.

Dave and Parking Lot Cat

Dave and Parking Lot Cat

fruit water and pear cider

fruit water and pear cider and Dave

Allan's photo as I bore the table with some gardening tale or other.

Allan’s photo as I bore the table with some gardening tale or other.

delicious halibut cakes (Allan's photo)

delicious halibut cakes (Allan’s photo)

Dave's favourite

Dave’s favourite: Pork Conchinita

Our Melissa (Allan's photo)

Our Melissa (Allan’s photo)

After dinner, Melissa and I both got sentimental about how much we look forward to our Thursday dinners and how happy we are that we all met.

If you got this far, thanks for sticking with us for a whole work week in just two posts.  Thank goodness it was four days instead of what it used to be:  six, or seven, or ten or more days in a row.

 

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Ilwaco Saturday Market

I wanted most of all to have a day at home.  Allan helped by going to the Saturday market to take some photos.  I sent with him a small bouquet for Salt Hotel.

Allan's photo: Salt Hotel's co-owner, Laila.

Allan’s photo: Salt Hotel’s co-owner, Laila.

Salt Hotel: cleaning wetsuits from a surfing lesson (a sideline of theirs)

Salt Hotel: cleaning wetsuits from a surfing lesson (a sideline of theirs)

lilies at the market

lilies at the market

fishing folk at the port

fishing folk at the port

on the docks

on the docks

just relaxing

just relaxing

at home

Rain had collected in the barrels!

From last night: Rain had collected in the barrels!

a fair amount

a fair amount

The rain had not been enough to quench the needs of the garden, and it did not take long to dip all these out and give drinks to thirsty plants.  Still, it was satisfying.  I hooked up a siphon hose and drained some rain water into the water boxes to refresh the tadpoles’ home.

the back garden

the back garden

those amazing lilies

those amazing lilies

lilies2

elephant garlic and cosmos

elephant garlic and cosmos

outside the deer fence

outside the deer fence

one of the water boxes

one of the water boxes

evening light on a day when I did not accomplish much in the garden at all...

evening light on a day when I did not accomplish much in the garden at all…

I was resting up because we would have to get up VERY early tomorrow to go to Pam’s lecture and tour of the Seaside gardens.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

…in the ridiculously early morning

We got up at six in order to leave early enough to get to Cannon Beach at eight for Pam’s lecture.  Because of my night owl wiring, I couldn’t get to sleep early, even though I tried, so when we arose I’d had three hours of sleep.  And yet, I was able to appreciate the light on the garden, an early light that I so rarely see.

Allan's garden from the front porch

Allan’s garden from the front porch

Geranium 'Rozanne' at 6:30 AM

Geranium ‘Rozanne’ at 6:30 AM

lilies

lilies

Achillea and Leycesteria 'Golden Lanterns'

Achillea and Leycesteria ‘Golden Lanterns’

more lilies

more lilies

the greenhouse

the greenhouse

front garden looking west

front garden looking west

Nicotiana langsdorfii

Nicotiana langsdorfii

Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame'

Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’

so bright...from the east...

so bright…from the east…

front garden lilies

Lilium Leichtlinii

Melianthus major

Melianthus major

from outside the fence

from outside the fence

looking east along the garden path

looking east along the garden path, & AM, time to go

on our way

I texted Nancy to say “We’re on the road. It’s a miracle!”, and she texted back “We are leaving in two minutes, also a miracle!” A text came from Todd:  “On the backroad, singing Rise and Shine.”  Melissa and Dave had been in Portland and were driving west to join us, and Steve and John were on their way from the bay, all converging on Seaside for Pam’s garden tour.

Crossing the bridge at 7:15; I've never seen it with so little traffic.

Crossing the bridge at 7:15; I’ve never seen it with so little traffic.

over the rail

over the rail

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between the rails: the lumberyard that was in the final scene of the Dexter telly series.

between the rails: the lumberyard that was in the final scene of the Dexter telly series.

around the scary curve

around the scary curve

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ilwacoseaside

7:49 AM: We arrive in Seaside, Oregon at almost exactly the same time as Todd and Melissa and David.

7:49 AM: We arrive in Seaside, Oregon at almost exactly the same time as Todd and Melissa and David.

The bookstore to the right will be the site of Pam’s lecture…in ten minutes.  In blog time, that’s tomorrow’s post.

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Depot Restaurant

The Depot garden on north side of deck gets its weekly deadheading and supplemental watering.

The Depot garden on north side of deck gets its weekly deadheading and supplemental watering.

cosmos and (new this year) lilies

cosmos and (new this year) lilies

Cosmos and Gladiolus papilio

Cosmos and Gladiolus papilio

Gladiolus papilio

Gladiolus papilio

Depot east wall

Depot east wall

Long Beach welcome sign

The godetia at the sidewalk end are starting to decline, as they do.

The godetia at the sidewalk end are starting to decline, as they do.

front of sign

front of sign

Echibeckias are now joining with Agyranthemum 'Butterfly'

Echibeckias are now joining with Agyranthemum ‘Butterfly’

I'm not sure what I think of that colour combo.

I’m not sure what I think of that colour combo.  Wish the Geranium ‘Rozanne’ would size up and cool it down with blue.

back of sign

back of sign

Anchorage Cottages

We do love a job where the watering is taken care of.

We do love a job where the watering is taken care of.

windowboxes and Crocosmia 'Lucifer' on east wall

windowboxes and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and cosmos on east wall

center courtyard

center courtyard

center courtyard with Nicotiana langsdorfii

center courtyard with Nicotiana langsdorfii

Tigridia and Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve

Tigridia and Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’

colour coordinated lilies

colour coordinated trumpet lilies

lilysign

I don’t know the name of that particular lily and wish I did.  I probably got it from my mother’s garden.

lily2

lily3

Agastache 'Acapulco Salmon and Pink' by the office

Agastache ‘Acapulco Salmon and Pink’ by the office

Agastache 'Cotton Candy'

Agastache ‘Cotton Candy’ and cosmos and Nicotiana langsdorfii

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' with Gaura 'So White' and Petunia 'Pretty Much Picasso'

Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’ with Gaura ‘So White’ and Petunia ‘Pretty Much Picasso’

the successful sweet pea patch against east wall chimney

the successful sweet pea patch against east wall chimney

sweet peas

sweet peas

sweet peas

sweet peas

Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue'

Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’

Long Beach

We watered all the planters and groomed Fifth Street Park.

Rose 'Super Dorothy' in Fifth Street Park

Rose ‘Super Dorothy’ in Fifth Street Park

Fifth Street Park with Basket Case Greenhouse basket

Fifth Street Park with Basket Case Greenhouse basket (watered and fertilized daily by city crew)

Fifth Street Park

Fifth Street Park

Fifth Street Park

Fifth Street Park

Eryngium 'Jade Frost'

Eryngium ‘Jade Frost’

Lewis and Clark Square planter, looks perkier than when just re-planted yesterday.

Lewis and Clark Square planter, looks perkier than when just re-planted yesterday.

center newly planted

center newly planted

I pruned down the rhodo behind the wall so this new restaurant shows better.  (The top of the rhodo was looking windburnt and pitiful anyway.)

I pruned down the rhodo behind the wall so this new restaurant shows better. (The top of the rhodo was looking windburnt and pitiful anyway.)

I'm excited about a kabob house opening soon.

I’m excited about a kabob house opening soon.

Uh oh, the horsetail is already back at the Bolstadt pond.

Uh oh, the horsetail is already back at the Bolstad pond.

sign at NIVA green

sign at NIVA green

I was getting lots of compliments on the planters, and on the hanging baskets (which I always credit to Basket Case Nancy and the care of the city crew), so I was in a happy place on this day.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Coulter Park

Coulter Park

'Hopley's Purple' oregano

‘Hopley’s Purple’ oregano

early evening light

early evening light

pink Salvia viridis and pink dahlia, Allan's photo

pink Salvia viridis and pink dahlia, Allan’s photo

We finished the workday with weeding and deadheading at the City Hall gardens.

lily by city hall entrance

lily by city hall entrance

Basket Case baskets

Basket Case baskets

hall2

I just had a revelation.  I have spelling Bolstad as “Bolstadt” lo these many years.  Ooops.  It’s far too late to go back and correct dozens of blog entries.

baskets

basket4

Allan's photo: hostas lace-leafed by snails

Allan’s photo: hostas lace-leafed by snails

City Hall west side

City Hall west side

Allan's photos: grooming a gladiolus

Allan’s photos: grooming a gladiolus

Allan's photos: making annual poppies look better by taking off old leaves

Allan’s photos: making annual poppies look better by taking off old leaves (because we want them to reseed); they are in front of the Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’

city hall lily

city hall lily

The Cove Restaurant

Ah, I’d been looking forward all week to our dinner with Melissa and Dave (Sea Star Landscape Maintenance) at The Cove.

Sondra's garden at The Cove

Sondra’s garden at The Cove

open doors to evening light

open doors to evening light

dinner salad

dinner salad

strawberry salad

strawberry salad

Melissa's noodle bowl

Melissa’s noodle bowl

ahi tuna for me, of course

ahi tuna for me, of course

scrumptious cannolo for dessert

scrumptious cannolo for dessert

PLC (Parking Lot Cat)

PLC (Parking Lot Cat)

We enjoy having this Thursday tradition, and Allan and I were ready for our new-this-year tradition of three days off.

 

 

 

 

 

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