the gardens · The Great Outdoors

A Host of Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host of golden daffodils;

 Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

 Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

W. Wordsworth

And very, very soon magnolias!

It is a large magnolia, I can’t wait to see it in full bloom.

I am battling with rouge juniper and therefore covered with scratches and cuts, but I will win the battle and have a lovely open space for my cottage garden. Pictures before and after very soon.

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2 thoughts on “A Host of Daffodils

  1. Our magnolias and every other flowering tree down here are in full bloom…….approximately 4 – 5 weeks early. As for rogue junipers – I hate them. We have a circle drive and in the center (probably 40 ft x 20 ft) the previous owners had a pussy willow tree in the middle surrounded by the low creeping type of juniper. That stuff was like a really bad green shag carpet, with weeds growing scattered about in them. We fought for 2 summers to get them out of there. Lots of cursing, lots of scratches, and really really really REALLY bad case of poison ivy – which had been lurking unnoticed beneath the dastardly shrubs. Did I mention I hate junipers?

    With every picture you post, I grow even more envious of your panoramic views that you’re blessed with. Absolutely gorgeous. I really hope you get the internet/wifi issue figured out without having to break the bank account, we can’t have you cut off from the rest of us!! I’m also SO glad Miss Murfin was able to get her laptop back safe and sound.

    Have a great weekend friend!

    1. Thanks Renee! The battle with the rouge junipers has been put on hold as the temperatures dropped again and I am not keen on cold fingers. There are 3 of them to get rid of. I see them as old men with bad comb-overs; there is only 3 inches of greenery and then 2 feet of twisted branches growing in and out and around each other. Next it will be the chain saw! I’ll keep my eyes open for poison ivy, but I think I am safe with these ones. No good news yet on the wi-fi issues, drives me CRAZY!

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