Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blooming Purples

I have anxiously been waiting to see what colors my Iris' were going to be. For some reason, my yard seems to be the last to bloom. I guess it is the positioning and the amount of sun mine get. When we bought this house it was Fall, so I have enjoyed the Spring surprises and the colors and scents of our yard.
The side Iris' are mostly the Burgundy, with some Purples, and some Whites. (Sorry no pics of them). My favorites aren't in my yard but the neighbors. He has some lovely Purple & Whites, and an exquisite Purple and Black that I absolutely love!
My neighbor, Larry, has moved. The house sits empty and is not For Sale yet. He is a sweetie, and doesn't mind when I have helped myself to a few. Especially when they get so heavy and lay on the ground. So I go over and snip a few. I also do this with his Peonies which are also so very lovely indeed!
I get to thin out his plants and anxious about transplanting some into my gardens. I am not sure about when to do this (I don't think it's a good ideal when they are in bloom... I have done this before but in March when they are still stalks). My Dear Sister-In-Law has also offered some of hers, as they have taken over her beds.
Larry also has (as many of the neighbors do) a couple of gorgeous Miniature Iris groupings. Oh My Gosh! These are so pretty! I had some at the old house along with my traditional Iris'. They are so dainty and pretty. Because they are small, they don't bend down to the ground from the weight of the flowers the way the traditional ones do.
It is a beautiful day. The sun is shining, a cool breeze. Birds are chirping and the yard is calling me. I am waiting for the U-Verse (cable guy) to get here. I have a four hour window and we are just hitting the second hour. I hope he remembers to call ahead so I can put my Man Eating Dogs away. I love the quiet times in the morning when I am the only one up (well, Annie is up but has already left for work). I am going to enjoy this day. I hope you do too.

11 comments:

JC said...

I love them but have never had them in my yard. I'll have to see if my fancy nursery ... half an hr away ... has any in pots so I can cheat. (I always forget to buy bulbs to plant)

Hope you have a nice day !!!

Pammy Sue said...

I love the purple irises (did I spell that right?). Lucky you getting to snatch some to enjoy inside. I'd be over there thinning out my neighbors garden for him!

Mary said...

Hey Janis,
my mom (who also follows the pirate blog) works at a greenhouse, and has started her own blog as well. She would be a great one to ask about when to move them. She has so much knowledge of perennials in her head it is amazing!

A human kind of human said...

Those Irisis are beautiful. At a former house we had a whole bed full of them and there were so many different colours. I must really invest in a few plants again. Thanks for reminding me.

Remington said...

Hi Remington here! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! I love your flowers....they are really pretty! I hope we can be great friends! Later.

Ziongirl said...

I love the purple iris and for me it is right up there with the poppy. But then I never met a flower I didn't like.........Beautiful pics girlfriend!!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Purple is classic, purple is the best. Beautiful!!

Linda said...

Irises are gorgeous - I love my purple ones. I wrote about an Heirloom Iris variety in my last month's column :)

Beautiful photos.

ellen abbott said...

I've never had any bearded iris, just the smaller one, louisiana iris I guess they're called or wild iris. Anyway, when we moved to the country house there were a few of the bearded iris but they never bloomed until this year and they were yellow. I think you would probably want to move them in late summer or early fall after they have stored up the energy for next years blooms.

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lakeviewer said...

Hi Janis,
You're at the pinnacle of your life, expecting things to get better and better. I, on the other hand, am close to the end. That's the reason for our different points of view, dear. Yes indeed, we all aim for full happy lives.