Sunday, March 28, 2010

What you can get done in 6 hours:

1. Water all the plant sale plants. Using a watering can. Why doesn't the hose reach all the way to the back of the garden? Hateful hose. Must buy another 100' long one.

2. Rearrange same after getting prickled too many times by the drought-loving Agaves at the front, while trying to reach past them to the water-hungry roses at the back.

3. Plant two Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan) in the middle back bed.

4. Plant two types of Pelargonium by the wrong way sign. It's hot and dry and the geraniums love it there. And to think I looked askance at geraniums at one time in my life. Hah!

5. Cut back the over-enthusiastic corn marigolds by the brick path.

6. Notice that some Irises I forgot about are flowering, and they're the most wacky combo of lavender/pink and yellow, but that they are right behind the lavender Watsonias so blend right in. Note to self: move 'em!

7. Receive 2 lovely Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches) from lovely John and plant one of them behind the bench. Long-held desire: satisfied!

8. Weed, weed, weed.

9. Deadhead, deadhead, deadhead.

10. Chat with Gary. Greg. Frank. Rick. Boj, Michelle and Bundy. And 6 other people whose names I didn't get but who were enjoying the garden heartily!

11. Sort out several Aeoniums for Fumiko.

12. Pot up and Aloe.

13. Water the front bed.

14. Notice new flowers: Cistus, Dianella, Ursinia!

15. Plant Iberis (Candytuft) under the cherry-plums.

16. Move all the plants for the sale left at the front, to the back. Note that 27 pots need to be unpotted/weeded/sorted/repotted. Note that am too tired. Go home. Sit down on couch.

17. Realize you left the car behind. Go back and get it.

Photos from top: Purple shades in the middle back bed. Leptospermum in flower. Irises showing their colors.  Drosanthemum bicolor (Dew Flower.)

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