Kepa, Jo, Hilla, Francisca, Emily, Ryan, Matt, Jes, Susie, Nate, Tanya and Carlin joined me and we had a lovely time.
Then on Monday Matt and I had a day off so we went out and rearranged things in the front middle bed. There had been an explosion of Oxalis (evil weed) there, and it was time for them to meet their doom. I started out by moving the Crassula corymbulosa “Red Pagoda" to the front, and removing a Euphorbia myrsinites that perfomed amazingly last year, but for some reason rotted out this year.
|OK, now grow!|
In the middle back bed I weeded out an area by the Western Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) and added another donation from John - three large rooted chunks of Aeonium nobile. We're doing well on the Aeonium collection now!
Lastly I planted a group of three Penstemon eatonii "Firecracker" in the front bed to add some red color and height.
Later on Emily came by and planted her Dahlias in the red bed. We're on the lookout for a nice 3' tall shrubby plant to cover the area during winter when the Dahlias are dormant. Maybe Chasmanthes are the ticket? She also trimmed up the cardoon and weeded.