A short morning for inspection and chores before I head into Oakland. I clipped off all the blooms on the marguerite daisy at the tip of the Front Slope Garden, it being almost at the end of its blooming season, and pruned back the sprawl and undergrowth. The osteospermums are in full bloom, magenta, white and lavender. The magenta is so splendiferous that I can see it from the road. Now also appears to be be the blooming season for the bronze leaf begonia, a sturdy, workaday potted plant.