Every spring the daffodils I first planted on this property open their first, much awaited, sunny-yellow blossoms facing the sun. This would not be an issue except that my from-the-inside view also faces the sun, and that makes this a gardening oops – GOOPs for short.
Dear Boxwood, we need to talk. I planted you so many years ago expecting you would grow into decent sized shrubs along the front borders of my house. I hoped you would become the anchor shrubs the beds need; that your glossy dark-green leaves would be welcome contrast against white winter snows and, in the spring and summer, act as the backdrop to blooming- flowers. But you are just not getting it done and, for this, I accept full blame. It's my Gardening Oops – my GOOPs – my mistake. Now we both must pay.