Monday, March 23, 2009

The Big Picture

What does a hillside with 10,000 daffodils really look like? I took a step back to give you a bigger picture. I also saved these photos in a larger size, so when you click on them they will expand larger than my pictures do most of the time. If you are on slow internet or hate having to scroll pictures on the screen you may not want to expand them.

Moving from left to right which is north to south, a big chunk of the ridge top garden can be seen.

The garden and the daffodils go beyond the crest of the hill. On the north end it is as much as another eighty feet to the property line. At the south end it narrows down to about twenty feet from the crest of the hill to the property line.

I think it is another week and a half to two weeks before the daffodils reach peak bloom. The weather may be perfect for them. Highs are in the mid sixties and the lows are now just above freezing. The weather diagnosis is calling for more rain towards the end of the week.

From this picture, the ridge top garden extends another hundred feet at least to the road. In total it is about an acre of ground. I guess you would call this the main garden though it is by no means the only piece of ground the resident gardeners tend. The bulk of the daffodils are towards this end. That does not mean they haven't wandered all the way out to the road, into the sunny utility meadow and the new area being planted in the forest below the driveway.

If there was ever a sense of organization in the planting of daffodils it has been abandoned in the addiction to have more.

Spreading this many kinds of daffodils around can easily lead to improper identification of what kind of daffodil was in that sack of bulbs. Sometimes I think Bulbarella just doesn't care.

Why should she? Does it really matter if she's happy?


Blossom said...

I'd like to see when the whole area is filled with blooming daffodils. wow ...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Heck, names don't make you enjoy the beauty of blooms. There is quite an expanse of blooms to enjoy on your mountain top. What a wonderful sight.