Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend roundup

Saturday from 10am-3pm Matt and I watered the garden using the new hose, reel and sprinkler. We were happy to be joined by Janet who ably assisted in eradicating the spent corn marigolds from the bed behind the wrong way sign. It's all clean now, and ready for the next step of the plan: planting Rock Purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) all the way along the edge. I just have to figure out where to get a large quantity of that...

Matt was busy propagating too, and set up another dozen post of plants for the sale. He also mulched the soaker hose under the Brugmansia, Dahlia imperialis, and Fuchsia boliviana. I went around trimming and tidying this and that, weeding. plucking, nipping and touching up all sorts of areas.

Then on Sunday, Emily and I watered the Mariposa Center Garden (aka the strip). We took the new horse reel and hoses down, and Eliot and Jason helped us attach them to the spigot in their garage.  We soaked the strip pretty thoroughly - hope that helps the Dietes on the far half of the strip - they are a little crispy....

Photos show (top to bottom) the lovely purple of Sedum telephium ssp. ruprechtii "Hab Gray" next to a large Aeonium rosette and in front of Sedum spectabile "Neon". Next we have the Cordyline australis "Red Sensation" in a wine barrel at the front of the garden with a red/orange/yellow Lantana camera.

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