Saturday, October 7, 2017

Volunteer Workday: Balmy Fall!

Bill trims Leonotus
What a superb day to be in the garden: the weather was just right and our gang of volunteers set about a number of tasks. Wish I got more pics - you'll have to imagine ;)

Hilary and I set up the hoses and watered a few areas - this will be the second watering this year and we saw a huge difference after the last one. Worth it.

Bill removed a number of Impatiens shrubs that looked extremely tired. Let's face it, Impatiens look best with a good bit of summer water and we're not promoting that! So out they went, and now we can replace with something tougher (but what? I'm thinking some nice Coprosmas I've been propagating this summer)

Bill and Hilary also each pruned back a Leonotus leonurus and they're ready to grow back out into lovey flowering shrubs.

Matt chops Agave
Yannicka and Bill cut the dead leaves of several Phormiums, as well as tidying up several Cordylines. It's surprising to see such tough plants looking drought stressed, but I think they'll make it.

Matt in the meantime took the dead flower stem a dn leaves off Moby Dick, our big, and now defunct, Agave americana variegata. It's been a swell ride, and it's over. But now there's room for another mega Agave and I'm excited about that.

2 comments:

  1. Will anyone clean up the garbage? Kitchen appliances, syringes, and the pile of pg&e signs blocking parking

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  2. Hi Mango - we do our best to pick up trash when we see it, as I'm sure lots of neighbors do, but for large or hazardous thing, we use DPW. You can contact them by calling 311 or using the handy 311 app. It's certainly annoying that people dump there :(

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