Last winter I was thinking that I would start putting more evergreens in with less flowers. Somewhere, probably in one of local garden shops, I forgot about that decision. Or maybe it was when I was sitting on my purple porch swing on a cool spring morning surveying the plants coming up. I’ll blame it on the coffee I was drinking.
Last fall I planted three new bearded irises and two of the six bulbs bloomed. How lovely they were when they bloomed this spring – and it makes me wonder what color the third pair is.
I’m thinking that a clump of pink irises would be pretty in my spring garden but I’m also thinking I would like some Japanese Iris. I think I need to make a decision so I can get them for fall planting. Today I’m focusing on making quilts to take to Florida for a church quilt project. More to come on that. I sure am glad that I’m retired!
Cee also posted a beautiful bearded iris for today’s FOTD.
I first saw this flower growing in the Orchid Garden of the Naples Botanical Garden but it wasn’t labelled. I took some photos but didn’t post them because I wanted to do a little research to find it’s name. What luck that there were several of these plants hanging on the border wall of the entrance boardwalk when they decorated for the orchid show and it had a pretty little sign telling me what it is. I find it absolutely delightful and hope it brings joy to your life today.