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It certainly is hard to get back in the work mode after a contemplative three day trip to the Sylvia Beach Hotel.  Especially when I see how weedy my own garden is.  But Saturday, due to our heavy responsibilities for resort gardens, we did make it up to Klipsan Beach Cottages, Oman Builders Supply and Wiegardt Gallery to do the basic weeding and the deadheading of tulips and narcissi.

at KBC: tulip 'Green Star'

at KBC: tulip ‘Green Star’

and Tulip 'Cummins'

and Tulip ‘Cummins’

I hate to see the end of the Narcissi.  I often feel that they are my favourite flower, and if that is so, then they are over by early May and leave only lesser favourites for the rest of the year.  Surely they are not really my favourite.  It just feels that way because they are so glorious and so early that they make a strong impression.

Narcissi at KBC

Narcissi at KBC

In a mix I bought for the A Frame woodsy garden at KBC are some doubles.  I don’t really like the doubles and never buy them for Long Beach.  What do you think?

double narcissi...good or not so good?

double narcissi…good or not so good?

Among my favourites are the ones that look like birds with swept back wings and the ones with the tiniest of cups.

poeticus Narcissi

small cupped Narcissi

AT KBC, the trimmed ferns continue to unfurl…

sword ferns

sword ferns

The unfurling is the most amazing sight, if only one could sit and watch for days.

Euphorbia characias wulfenii continues to impress with its long period of bloom:

It's been like this since February!

It’s been like this since February!

The Welsh poppy is the first “poppy” to bloom.   My grandmother had these all over her garden:

Meconopsis cambrica

Meconopsis cambrica

A tiny little daphne (I think!) that Mary C. bought is almost hidden by bulb foliage:

If it is fragrant, it should be on top of a wall, because it is very low to the ground and far from my nose.

If it is fragrant, it should be on top of a wall, because it is very low to the ground and far from my nose.

The island bed around the pond is at its floriferous peak right now:

flowering treeds and shrubs

flowering tree and shrub with unfurling ferns and Japanese maple leaves

The on to a brief deadheading stop at Oman Builders Supply where one of my “green tulips” made me happy.

Tulip 'China Town'

Tulip ‘Greenland’ (I think)

We were in such a hurry at Wiegardt’s to get a satisfactory amount of weeding done that I took no photo at all.  We needed to get home and have a bit of turnaround time and then go to dinner with Carol, who after our trip to the Sylvia Beach Hotel had stayed in Long Beach for two more nights of vacation time.

Of course, we could not enter the restaurant until we had deadheaded the tulips and narcissi in the the Depot Restaurant garden!

Depot tulips

Depot tulips

tulips and narcissi at the Depot

tulips and narcissi at the Depot

And then….a last social get together with Carol until I see her again in the fall, when she plans a visit to the Peninsula.

The Depot was busy so we ate at the counter.

The Depot was busy so we ate at the counter.

And then, in fall 2014, we will, I hope, go back to the SBH.  I just cannot take spring vacations; they throw me off the gardening schedule too much.  We have both agreed that we need to stay at SBH for more nights (but will we end of extending our visit night after night because we won’t be able to leave….at all?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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