Dainty Daffodils bloomed out around the bottom of mitzilou's fountain base! From the spring rains they're heads were all nodding, but I caught them off guard and snapped a photo from below (pretty sneaky----they thought!)
See you along the garden path........(in mitzilou's cottage garden!)......mitzi
My First Daffodil Bloom of Spring! I took the photo myself----(this morning)----got it in the computer myself----and put it on my blog by myself this year! Yeah!!!! This photo is taken in my shade garden! (this photo is dedicated to Bill-bsmitch-Mitchell)
Somehow, The Miracle Worker of all Garden Guides Kingdom, bsmitch, ........aka......Bill Mitchell, managed to unscrew up what mitzilou somehow did to her site and blocked the view of all her pics ! Mitzilou is back in business !
mitzilou checking out the dandelion weed situation in her garden !
Mar 15, 2010 | 7:20 AM PST
Yesterday, I could not see any pics in my photo albums, friends list, or photos put into my blogs or anybody else's, or my avatar pic. I wrote to Kate_h about this, and talked to bsmitch, and put something about this problem in feedback in the forums. In the forums Mama Bear said she'd ask Kate about this also. Well, I just wondered if anyone else ever had this problem, and what they did about it. Any help here is appreciated. Thanks, mitzi ( I, also, cannot find properties listed when I click right on the large image in photos to put pic on blog. Actually, that's when the whole problem started.)
I love this poem and it speaks of my sentiments each spring, as I glance up our property across our creek and discover drifts of daffodils blooming on a steep hill. And who knows how long they have bloomed long before we came to live on this plot of land. It always is my first real taste of spring each year. I go up to visit them and admire their beauty, even though the hill they grow upon is steep to climb! I love that they come up eternally each spring with no nourishment or assistance from man, just from pure nature. I will get a photo of them to show and share this year for you!
I used to have a profile on Garden Guides called mitzilou before I became mitzilou-2. I deleted all my old mitzilou profile information, blogs, photos, etc. , but I held on to a few of my original blog writings that I liked---thinking that I'd transplant them into my mitzilou-2 profile blog. So, there will be a repeat of a few of my stories------you're thinking, wasn't it enough reading them the first time around!!!
I had a blog in old mitzilou about my mobile gardens and there progression from one area of the yard to another, and then yet to another new area. For instance, my shade garden has moved three times now! One garden area has been my mainstay, however---------The Original Backyard Garden where the journey begins.--------
So, here's a copy of the blog I wrote way back............
Well, if you read my previous blog on my mobile gardens, then, you know that a large majority of my garden plants have been on a journey, finally retired though into the backyard corner garden. Actually, though, my very first original little -----Garden of Eden-----was there in the backyard. That's where the journey first began! It has always existed in one form or another (mostly other). This was my first attempt at creating a little magical place of beauty to behold, lovely, soothing and intoxicating scents, calming sounds of the flowing creek with flute sounds off in the distant woods, and meditative restorative properties. To my partner, it was just something to till up, to keep me quiet and happy, and out of his domain (the rest of the yard!) But, I was ecstatic with this newly tilled up blank slate before me! I started to work immediately. I was trying to create a medicinal herbal garden of earthy delights. I wanted to be a flower child of sorts with a mystical place where people would gather together and use my healing herbs to help with various minor ailments, and sip soothing restorative herbal teas as they sat a spell in my little piece of heaven on earth! I, also, naturally, visualized myself looking very bohemian with long flowing gowns and flowers in my hair. Of course, at that point, I had zero knowledge of herbs------much less gardening for that matter! I was like a fish out of water------gasping for------what do fish gasp for anyway? Well, anyway, where was I........oh, yes.......my completely over my head new project! Well, I established plants there like chervil, feverfew, chamomile, germander, valerian, lavender, purple coneflower, lemon balm, lovage, fennel, tansy, santolina, russian comfrey, dianthus, nasturium, and various mints, and, of course, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme! It was a beautifully designed L-shaped garden-----complete with a fountain which was included as a focal point ( which never worked------what can I say------it was a bargain from a relative who forgot to mention this important piece of information!) So, this lovely L-shaped garden with little winding pathways with wooden markers hand printed by me in a beautiful calligraphy style of writing staked in the ground by each and every herbal plant could be viewed and admired from our deck which towers over it showing a panoramic spectacular view------pretty much only by me! As for actually being out in the garden------it ended up with just me and the herbs sitting there pretty much staring at each other as we kept each other company. And, heaven forbid, when I did have a random visitor, which was far and few between and mostly family, that I even suggested to use my herbs to cure anybody of anything! They looked at me as if I was a half-crazed witch doctor! Well, my flowing gown and flowers in my hair was replaced by stained tee-shirts, ratty looking jeans, and dirt and sweat in my hair. Nobody, but nobody drank herbal teas except me, and there wasn't anyplace to sit a spell............(because I spent all my money on plants with none left over for cute little garden benches or chairs to actually sit on),........... unless you wanted to roll up a log to the herbal, mystical, soothing, calming, intoxicatingly scent filled, magical, meditative, restorative garden! Then, one day, I suddenly jumped up from my soothing, calming coma and excitedly announced........I'M GOING TO CREATE A ROMANTIC, ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDEN IN THE FRONT YARD!!! Well, the tiller came rolling back out again with my partner with a look on his face like.......GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY!!!