We had a special visit today from John and Jill White who were visiting from Texas with their children Jack and Phoebe. They are Olivia White's family and visit each year. Today they spent some time looking at all the new features in the garden, sampling some of the sensory pots, doing the scavenger hunt, and personally thanking many of the volunteer gardeners. Visiting with them is always inspiring to the gardeners.
On Thursday, yes the 4th of July, we had a crew of 4 in the garden. Linda Guarino spent her time adding irrigation lines to the perennial bed, the tea garden, and a few new shrubs. Betty Marcus and I spent our entire day sweeping and cleaning up debris. On Tuesday, there was a major hail storm in the canyon and on Thursday we still had piles of hail remaining. The vegetables and sensory pots were devastated with hail damage as well as many other plants. I am adding a photos of some areas.
|Front door area two days after the hail|
Crys Wells came and replanted some of the lettuce and spinach. Hopefully the weather will cool off a bit with the rain. We also had a dad of one of the Girls for Good, who filled feeders and cleaned out very messy bird baths.
Many daylilies, lavendar, roses (Shropshire Ladd), some of our shasta daisy and ox-eyed daisy, and coreopsis. Several shrubs are blooming or ready to burst - Mt. Spray, Little Leaf Mock Orange, the Twin-flower Snowberry, and the Apache Plume.
|Hollyhock with Mt. Spray shrub as a backdrop|
Several years ago we purchased a Texas Red Yucca for the garden for Ginny Kadel. It is blooming in it's 4th season.
|Texas Red Yucca|
Beginning of weed cloth on the new pathway.
Work for the next few weeks:
Watering - inside and outside as needed (little needed due to rain). Make sure native bed with new wildflowers is wet, porch plants, and new clematis.
Weeding - north Switzer bed, circle garden, corner bed, Wood's rose under apple tree
*Add some plants to the corner bed
*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
Cut down 1 more lilac
*Circle garden - transplant some blood grass, clean up whiplash daisies, weed
Reset bricks under the bench just north of the Faerie Garden
Upcoming - 2nd feed for the roses
July 13 9am-5pm Warner's 10% of Proceeds Day
July 25 9am-12pm AmeriCorp help for the Thurs. workday
Aug,17 10am-12pm Flagstaff Garden Club Tour