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Friday, 31 July 2015

Even though I’m sure it seems dull to many, I find days off without leaving my home and garden to be idyllic.

tadpoles in the water boxes:

tadpoles in the water boxes: “I don’t wanna grow up, not me!”

Allan did find one with legs!

Allan did find one with legs!

 I spent Friday planting some of the ladies in waiting and here I present the plants and tags for my own information and the amusement of other CPNs (certified plant nuts).  Before I got tucked into the task, CPN (and chef) Ann from Portland came over with her spouse, John, and a delivery of some ‘Xera Cobalt’ Agapanthus from Xera Plants.  (CPN=Certified Plant Nut.)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Ann was amused by the view east from our front gate, with three boats parked along the street. Normal for Ilwaco.

Ann was amused by the view east from our front gate, with three boats parked along the street. Normal for Ilwaco.

Her father, Frank W. Amato, publishes Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine and the Flyfishing and Tying Journal so Ann took a photo of the boats on the street scene for him.

back garden, east side, room for more plants

back garden, east side, room for more plants

That daylily at the front got dug out.  It has been pouting and drooping all year and was given every chance to improve.

after, with a colour switch on the pottery balls, to tone with some new Agapanthus.

after, with a colour switch on the pottery balls, to tone with some new Agapanthus.

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Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight'

Sedum ussuriense ‘Turkish Delight’

Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem

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Agapanthus 'Xera's Cobalt'

Agapanthus ‘Xera’s Cobalt’

Xera's Cobalt

Xera’s Cobalt

The colour of 'Xera's Cobalt'

The colour of ‘Xera’s Cobalt’

A plant new to me: Sideritis

A plant new to me: Sideritis ‘Touch of Spice’ (mountain tea)

Sideritis hyssopifolia 'Touch of Spice'

Sideritis hyssopifolia ‘Touch of Spice’; I think Teresa gave me this to try out.

another Agapanthus, this one from The Planter Box

another Agapanthus, this one from The Planter Box: ‘Two Times Blue’

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another area with a bit of room, thanks to removing a daylily and a siberian iris awhile back.

another area with a bit of room, thanks to removing a daylily and a siberian iris awhile back.

In went an unidentified eucomis, I hope the same one Pam grows so well in Seaside.

In went an unidentified eucomis, I hope the same one Pam grows so well in Seaside.

In the west bed: Dracocephalum 'Blue Moon', also new to me, from The Planter Box

In the west bed: Dracocephalum ‘Blue Moon’, also new to me, from The Planter Box

Sinningia: another plant new to me.

Sinningia: another plant new to me.

Also brought to me by our lovely friend Ann.

Also brought to me by our lovely friend Ann.

Because the Xera tag had the word “containers”, I decided that’s where it would go.

Sinningia roots! not what I expected.

Sinningia roots! not what I expected.

potted up

potted up

Talinium Limon, from 7 Dees, added to a big pot.

Talinium Limon, from 7 Dees, added to a big pot.

looking south over the back garden

looking south over the back garden

the plant vessel 'Ann Lovejoy'

the plant vessel ‘Ann Lovejoy’

the back garden

the back garden

Meanwhile, Allan worked on a project.

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This is not going to be an unlawfully tall fence.

I planted some of my new Agastaches (an obsession) in the front garden.

Agastache 'Kudo's Mandarin'

Agastache ‘Kudo’s Mandarin’

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I think the tags might be boring to some; I have heard that Steve likes to read them, so at least one reader does.

I find Agastache difficult to say.  I knew it was not Aga-stash, but for a long time I was saying it like I was aghast about something.  .  Here’s a good article about them (including various pronunciations, one of which does say “Aghast!”). Here is Agastache pronounced by Emma.

Later: I got the definitive pronunciation from garden writer Bob Nold, and am aGHAST that I have been pronouncing it per Emma for a few months:

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Thanks, Bob, as it is obsessively important to me to try to pronounce plant names correctly.

Kudo's Gold

Agastache ‘Kudo’s Gold’

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Agastache 'Navajo Sunset'

Agastache ‘Navajo Sunset’

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from the Planter Box: Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes', in the front garden

from the Planter Box: Rudbeckia ‘Irish Eyes’, in the front garden

Allan's photo: Here it comes.

Allan’s photo: end of the day with six of seven posts in.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

There are all sorts of big projects in the garden that I could/should be doing.  Other than planting, I am low on energy for things like digging out sod to make gravel paths.

On Saturday, I actually left the property to walk down to the Portside Café to meet Our Kathleen for lunch; she was down for her semi-monthly visit.  It has taken us this long, what with garden tours and events, to find time to try out the Portside with new owners Debbie and Lauri.  I strolled west down the meander line from the back of my garden to the café.

Looking back to the bogsy woods. Boat trailers parked at the back of the port parking lots.

Looking east to the bogsy woods. Boat trailers parked at the back of the port parking lots.

looking west; this little road is the closest thing to the Seattle alleys that I miss so much.

looking west; this little road is the closest thing to the Seattle alleys that I miss so much.

looking east again, farther along

looking east again, farther along

boat storage yard, former Warrior of the Seas

boat storage yard, former Warrior of the Seas

looking west toward First Avenue and the boatyard

looking west toward First Avenue and the boatyard

lots of interesting stuff

lots of interesting stuff

looking east

looking east

looking west: the boatyard

looking west: the boatyard

Portside Café

One block north on First Avenue: the appealingly cute Portside Café.

One block north on First Avenue: the appealingly cute Portside Café.

My orange chicken tropical salad and Kathleen's

My orange chicken tropical salad and Kathleen’s “hand-spanked” burger and onion rings were both big hits with these two diners.

in the Portside Café

in the Portside Café

sweet, with a framed photo (far left) that I took of Debbie and Lauri.

sweet, with a framed photo (far left) that I took of Debbie and Lauri.

looks like the back room of the café will be cozy in winter

looks like the back room of the café will be cozy in winter

Allan at work

As we dined, we saw Allan drive past with the water trailer; he had to water the Ilwaco planters.  He’d need to quit that job to have true three day weekends in summer.

Allan's photo at the boatyard, while filling the water tank.

Allan’s photo at the boatyard, while filling the water tank.

a boat coming in

a boat coming in

a deer strolling past City Hall after a nibble on the planters there

a deer strolling past City Hall after a nibble on the planters there

Ilwaco Saturday Market

I had assumed, since we had dined at one, that Kathleen would have already been to the Saturday Market.  She had not, so I walked most of the length of the market with her.

Look at the inviting tables and chairs on the deck of the Salt Hotel.

Look at the inviting tables and chairs on the deck of the Salt Hotel.

This little piggy went to market!

This little piggy went to market!

I petted the darling pig, and she wagged her tail.  And as she walked along, when something amused her, she again wagged her tail like a happy dog.  Allan had been to the market on his own and had also seen the pig.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

pretty fruit tarts

pretty fruit tarts

I covet about ten of these to hang in a garden tree.

I covet about ten of these to hang in a garden tree.

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De Asis produce

De Asis Farm produce

De Asis Farm

De Asis Farm

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Of course, I bought a dessert (lime bundt cake) from Pink Poppy Bakery.

Of course, I bought a dessert (lime bundt cake) from Pink Poppy Bakery.

a noble dog outside Time Enough Books

a noble dog outside Time Enough Books

Blue Coast Farms gave me a bag of runner beans; she had an oversupply. They were delicious cooked up for dinner three nights in a row.

Blue Coast Farms gave me a bag of runner beans; she had an oversupply. They were delicious cooked up for dinner three nights in a row.

at home

This is one of the paths I wish to dig up and turn to gravel. So far, just wishin'.

This is one of the paths I wish to dig up and turn to gravel. So far, just wishin’.

Allan working on the project.

Allan working on the project.

I frittered the late afternoon and evening away with garden blogging, as I was still catching up on garden tour posts from Music in the Gardens.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

On the next day, a cold strong wind blew and I did not set foot out of the house except for a half an hour of bundled up plant watering.  I occupied myself with photo sorting and finishing the Music in the Gardens tour blog entries.  The cats appreciate a day like that.

Frosty

Frosty

Mary

Mary

Smokey

Smokey

Allan took a boating trip on Sunday.  It did not work out quite as he had planned, as the person he had arranged to go with canceled after he had arrived at her house.  My editorial comment:  I did not like that, as he had gotten up extra early (for us).  However, he was resourceful and he regrouped and went out on his own on the other side of the bay.  I am going to make that a bonus post for tonight so that this one is not too ridiculously long.

Even after a boating trip, Allan managed to weed and water the Ilwaco Community Building garden, a job to which he has dedicated himself once a week.

We are still mystified by the huge pile of discarded potatoes below the building, cast off from the senior lunch program for some reason.

We are still mystified by the huge pile of discarded potatoes below the building, cast off from the senior lunch program for some reason.

nasturtiums reseeded from when planters used to be by the library

nasturtiums reseeded from when planters used to be by the library

(Allan's photo): home at dusk after a long day

(Allan’s photo): home at dusk after a long day. Sadly, the next day someone folded this elephant garlic but didn’t it pose for a grand picture?

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