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Thursday, 31 March 2022

Ilwaco

We started our day by weeding the Norwood garden two doors west. Here’s a flower of an epimedium…

..and here is my rollator making a daring escape down the driveway.

We got that last stray nassella grass out of the J Crew Cottage Garden across the street.

Sword fern unfurling

Yesterday, Peninsula Landscape Services sheared the arborvitae, something I don’t have time or inclination to do. It looks ever so tidy.

We said goodbye to Skooter and headed north.

Long Beach

We returned to the north berm of the east parking lots. Here’s an overhead view so you can picture what I am writing about.

Three long narrow berms

On the northern of the three berms, we have this far to go to get to the north end.

A lot of the rest of it is shrubby, with Spirea douglasii making a solid mass that surprises me, since it gets no summer water and I thought that spirea (steeplebush) liked wet feet.

There will be a little bit to weed around some rugosa roses at the south end of that berm. The spirea has even kept the roses in check!

We dug in for several hours, although we did not get to the north end even though we worked till after six.

I cannot remember what this shrub is.

The amount of debris we have created in just a three sessions of berm trimming and weeding is impressive.

Then, of course, we mulched.

We still have this far to go:

Patti’s garden

On the way home, we stopped at Patti’s because she had some pretty fish for us. Stella got her biscuit.

The work board stays the same until we get one of three berms done!

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Before work, we had a look at the job being done across the street at the J Crew Cottage: removing shrubs from along the driveway. A great job by Peninsula Landscape Services.

Susie’s garden

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Long Beach

In Fifth Street Park, Allan tackled the corner of bad asters with the slayer and the “double tool”, a two sided hand tool. We hadn’t weeded it last autumn because we thought it would be someone else’s problem this year, maybe someone who likes the short, running aster (Aster douglasii, I think). Of course, when we took the job back on for this year, it became our problem, and I think this aster is a bully.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Long Beach

On the Bolstad beach approach road, we cut back ornamental grasses and pulled Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and wild lupine foliage and fixed some bad pruning on some mugo pines.

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Sunday, 6 March 2022

Ilwaco Post Office

Our volunteer garden at the post office is one of two jobs we like to do on a Sunday when the building is closed.

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Friday, 4 March 2022

I had expected the weather to be pleasant today. Instead, it was cold with a strong and misery-making north wind. Brrr.

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Thursday, 3 March 2022

Before work

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Thursday, 18 February 2022

Long Beach

I had actually been thinking of more ornamental grass shearing at the port today. However, I had heard it might snow on Monday, and the grasses that are still uncut would look pretty in snow. So we went to Long Beach instead.

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Thursday, 18 February 2022

Long Beach

We worked our way from south to north on the street trees and planters.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022

This morning, a blue wall appeared over the crab pots next door. Last summer, we had a back drop of uncovered crab pots with colorful floats inside. I like the blue tarp wall also. It speaks to me of living in a working class town instead of the kind of place where you see fancy blue painted stucco walls.

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