Saturday, June 20, 2009

Warm and sunny and further diggings

Above left: Gazania rigens "Talent" (Treasure Flower)
Above right: Salvia argentea blooming

It appears our friends from Caltrans have been in the garden again this morning: the second water junction box was exposed, and this time some plants got mashed - I moved four of them to a safer spot.

When I switched on the water I discovered that they must have turned on the bubblers in other arts of the garden - several pipes that had been sealed shut started leaking water. Could be useful!

I planted all the plants from yesterday's Sloat haul today, as well as trimming various things, moving all the Oenothera versicolor "Sunset Blvd." (Evening Primrose) to one spot and all the Silene coronaria "Gardener's World" (Rose Campion) to another (Group! Group! Be like IKEA! Everything looks better en masse!)

Below left: Crocosmia "Lucifer" blooming for the first time.
Below right, from front: Osteospermum "Margarita Yellow Improved", Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon), Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant, Immortelle.)

Below left: A closer look at that Osteospermum.
Below right: Achillea "Walter Funke" just starting to bloom.

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