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The health difficulties of early 2002 are reflected in the paucity of photos from our jobs during the first part of the year.  I plugged along on our regular jobs, and had to cancel taking on the gardens at Blackwood Cottages because on my own for the first part of the year, I could barely keep up with what we already had.

Andersen’s RV Park

Narcissi in the new west side garden

Narcissi in the new west side garden

For a few years, I was able to grow tulips in the Andersen’s gardens, and then first the voles and then the deer discovered them.

Tulips in the new garden.

Tulips in the new garden.

Anchorage Cottages

Anchorage office garden with Ceanothus in bloom.  It is three times that size now!

Anchorage office garden with Ceanothus in bloom. It is three times that size now!

The Shelburne Inn

front garden with tulips and Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

front garden with tulips and Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

back garden of herbs with bright tulip display

back garden of herbs with bright tulip display

China Beach Retreat

naturalized narcissi

naturalized narcissi

bulbs and cerinthe in the deck planter

bulbs and cerinthe in the deck planter

Summerhouse

tulips of May

tulips of May

Klipsan Beach Cottages

I was there every week during the peak gardening season, but I cannot find a photo that is definitely from 2002.

The Sandcastle

I swiped this photo of Don Woodcock’s Sandcastle house from Funbeach.com because all I have are photos of the garden and not the stunning house.

The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle

Since Don died, it has fallen into disrepair as you can tell by the state of the roof…He always kept it up perfectly.

Along the west fence in 2002, we had a garden of roses and sweetpeas.  Don, in his 70s then, and I would sit on the front porch steps and talk about life.

Sandcastle sweet peas

Sandcastle sweet peas

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Seaview Solstice

Across the street to the west, we had begun to maintain the Seaview Solstice vacation rental house.  Well, more like come in a few times a year to work on the garden.  It was a surprisingly difficult one, being on heavy clay (as was the Sandcastle.  Surprisingly, a vein of clay runs along L Place gardens in Seaview.)

Seaview Solstice (from their website)

Seaview Solstice (from their website)

pink tulips to match the pink Solstice house

pink tulips to match the pink Solstice house

Next:  The City of Long Beach gardens in 2002

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