|Adding Weed Cloth to Rock Path|
The three projects were all pathways: a sandstone pad/path to the new trellis, adding weed cloth to our new corner pathway, and lining the rock mulch path from Switzer to the Rose garden with rocks.
Rebecca Davis helped manage the weed cloth project, Jeanette Sletten reworked our small shade garden along Switzer (she added Knickknick and Coral Bells to the existing vinca and leveled the soil. Betty Marcus spent her time deadheading and taking some of these beautiful photos. Carol Hudenko finished adding perennials to the corner. Whitney Fessler and I weeded some of the many ragweed and bindweed already growing on the corner. Linda Guarino was back and worked on compost. We have another small pile of finished material. Joe Harte worked on tree pruning and removing suckers.
I returned home on Thursday and found my tomato plants essentially done for the season. On 6 plants I had maybe 10 tomatoes left. The storm brought devastating hail to the east side and particularly Mt. Eldon. I had broken solar lights, and a hot tub cover full of holes. Thankfully the new roof made it through. Ah! weather in Flagstaff is always a challenge for gardeners.
Shasta Daisy, Julia Child's Rose, Red Monarda, Burgundy Daylily
Photos by Betty Marcus
New in the Garden:
Sandstone path to the new trellis
Rock lined mulch path to the Rose Garden from Switzer
Updated corner garden (perennials, weed cloth on path)
Work for the next few weeks:
Watering - inside and outside as needed. Make sure native bed with new wildflowers is wet, porch plants, new clematis and honeysuckle, corner garden, moon garden trellis, native garden wheelbarrow, and Jobs tears, and shade garden along Switzer
*Weeding as needed. Check rose garden for perennials choking out roses and remove pine seedlings
With a garden tour coming up pine and elm tree seedlings need to be removed
*Gather rock for a native garden rock garden, and to line the new path from Switzer to the Rose garden
Once created, fill with soil/compost, and transplant some plants from other areas of the garden
*Circle garden - transplant some blood grass, and weed (Chia?)
Reset bricks under the bench just north of the Faerie Garden
*Finish weed cloth on corner (about 6 feet)
Move mulch to needed parts of the garden
Clean up compost area
August 9 Peaks Residents Garden Visit 1230pm
August 17 10am-12pm Garden Club Visit
August 25 430pm-7pm Thank You Potluck/Judith Chaddocks