Monday, April 13, 2009

A Pause for a Perusal of Plenty (My Sunny Bed)

"How Peculiar," did you say?
"There seems to be a preponderance of P's!"

In explanation, while entering our driveway last Thursday,
after having been away for 8 days,
it was the Front Yard Sunny Garden Bed
that took my breath...
with a
Plethera of Pretty Daffodils! :-)
In the photo above, you'll see a couple of daylilies in the foreground,
Pink Chablis sedum to the right,
Matrona sedum in the background under the grow ring.

Below, you'll also spot some iris on the left with
another daylily in the back,
allium in the center, etc.

I had to sneak in a photo of my rhubarb.
It looks much happier out here!

And you'll be happy to know that all the leaves were cleared
this weekend.
It's raining gently this morning.

It's a wonderful time of year!!

Stanza four from
The Daffodils
by William Wordsworth

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They (the sight of the many lovely daffodils) flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Have a great day!


Kerri said...

Those pretty daffs are positively perky! :)
Isn't it wonderful to have color in the garden again?
Wordsworth 'Daffodils' is one of my favorite poems. I posted it last year when my daffs bloomed. They just started opening last Saturday :)

Meems said...

... and dances with the daffodils... It IS a wonderful time of year. Very pretty daffs in your garden, Shady. What a nice surprise for you after being away! A hardy thank you, too, for adding me to your faves on Blotanical. There are so many blogs to choose from - I'm honored you've pick Hoe and Shovel.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

joey said...

What a pleasant welcoming home gift! Mine are still bashful with all the cold weather :(

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That would be a beautiful sight! Glad they waited to put on a show until you got home!

RainGardener said...

They all look great and like Catherine said it was nice of them to wait for you to get there. How exciting. After a horrible winter everywhere we really are going to see our flowers bloom aren't we?

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Soon your garden will be overflowing! Those daffs are so pretty!


Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Precisely. Perfect ponderings and plantings!

Gail said...

Pretty! Love all your beauties and can't wait to see more of them as spring Progresses! Gail

flowrgirl1 said...

what a wonderful thing to come home to. I cant wait till my mine start opening!

Phoenix C. said...

I love the idea of dancing with the daffodils!

It's lovely to come back to one's garden after being away, isn't it, and see what has come up.

Shady Gardener said...

Kerri, I so enjoy looking out the window and seeing the daffodils (which are so prominent right now) as well as the other signs of Spring! The Wordsworth poem just "fits," doesn't it? :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Meems, I feel that I've "known" you for a long time, but it takes awhile on Blogger to get enough points to recognize everyone you'd like. Dancing with the daffodils is something I'm yearning to do. I think I won't last much longer in front of this computer! ;-)

Shady Gardener said...

Joey, I can well imagine bashful daffodils. :-) I visited with our son on Easter evening. They've had crocus blooming... But Spring is on it's way! :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Catherine, Thanks for your visit. I love your little primrose photo. I have two primroses nearly ready to bloom! (yea, Spring!) ;-)

Shady Gardener said...

RainGardener, You are absolutely right. And being in Arizona actually (hold on to your hat!) makes me appreciate Winter, too (and every season) because here each season leads into something very special. Winter is the season when I get time to do all Other things I like to do, but don't have time to do, during gardening seasons. :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Cameron, Daffodils are just a stand-up-tall announcement of Spring's arrival. Even in North Carolina, you must certainly appreciate their show. :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Monica, No need being parsimonious, is there? ;-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Gail, It is very exciting around here. Sometimes one can feel a bit giddy, but after a long Winter - it's to be expected! ;-) You have had some beautiful posts that I've been trying to enjoy since our return!

Shady Gardener said...

flowergirl1 - Call me ignorant, but I was just assuming that everything in North Carolina is WAY ahead of me (here in Iowa)! Keep us posted! :-) And thanks for your visit.

Shady Gardener said...

Phoenix C., Absolutely! Thanks for visiting. I'm glad to know where you are! I'll watch for your post of you dancing with your daffodils!! :-)

Rosemary said...

Hi Shady. Your garden is growing in leaps and bounds, looking so good. I have gifted an award to you I hope you will accept.

troutbirder said...

I do love those plethora's :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary, I'm flattered that you have thought of me. Many thanks... I hope I can get to the post before too long. It's time for Spring work right now! ;-)

troutbirder, Me too! ;-)