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August 21, 2013

We began work at our northernmost job, Marilyn’s garden…

Marilyn's, looking south

Marilyn’s, looking south

Nancy was there and I told her if anyone questions her about the Buddliea growing in the garden, especially since our local paper just had a little story about them being invasive, to say that is it “one of the new sterile hybrids”, which is absolutely true.

Buddliea 'Blueberry Cobbler'

Buddliea ‘Blueberry Cobbler’

From inside the house, I could see that my pruning of the fig tree had re-opened the view of the garden.

living room view

living room view

Next, moving south….the Wiegardt Gallery….

Wiegardt Gallery front entrance walk

Wiegardt Gallery front entrance walk

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen', short from lack of water!

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’, short from lack of water!

Soaker hoses are just not satisfactory but it would be hard, in this narrow bed by the house, to set up anything that sprays water.

Next: Jack’s Country Store for snacks.   I was pleased to find my favourite Greek salad.

a pleasant breaktime

a pleasant breaktime

And then, Oman Builders’ Supply garden….

OBS, looking south

OBS, looking south, another garden with pitiful soaker hoses

I plant only the most drought tolerant plants here now….no more cosmos.

Then, Klipsan Beach Cottages where I can totally count on the garden being well watered.

KBC, looking west in the fenced garden

KBC, looking west in the fenced garden

Veronicastrum still looking fine

Veronicastrum still looking fine

At KBC:  Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' at its proper size when well watered

At KBC: Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ at its proper size when well watered

lilies and Melianthus major

lilies and Melianthus major

I had some new rosemaries and garlic chives for the Depot…We are still sorting out the organization of our van, but look at all that room!

plant vehicle!

plant vehicle!

But before we went to the Depot, we stopped at Golden Sands…to water.  I looked forward to the sprinkler system being fixed there.  I heard the repair was imminent!

Golden Sands, NE courtyard quadrant

Golden Sands, NE courtyard quadrant

My big idea of the day for Golden Sands was to move the bench that sits in front of the NW quadrant.

bench

It is blocking the view of the garden.  This is the quadrant where we ran out of dairy manure mulch, so I am not in a huge hurry to reveal it…not till we have time to fix it up.

bench2

But when we do get the mulch, maybe in mid September, the bench can go here instead:

three

It will be wonderful to have working sprinklers and, instead of hose watering, spend our time here turning this courtyard into a paradise.  My dream is for it to be good enough to be on the garden tour.  Because it is completely enclosed, I have no deer problems there at all!

Oh dear, we ran out of day before we got to the Depot to plant the rosemaries…They would have to wait until tomorrow.

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