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Iris Adventure Down On The Farm

Friday, April 24th, 2009


Yellow iris found on the family farm
Yellow Iris found on the family farm

While we were visiting the family farm in Brownwood, Texas yesterday, I spotted some familiar blue-green leaves. And then, WOW-eeeee! There were irises in bloom at a spot were a couple families used to live. Their trailers and what-all are gone, but the irises remain.


Purple and white irises were most numerous
Purple and white irises were most numerous

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 (KJ)


Blue iris - yet a third variety found
Blue iris – yet a third variety found

Only one of the four varieties we found was not blooming (below). It was easy to tell it was different however, by the greener and very narrow leaves.


Long narrow leaves distinguish this iris from the others.
Long narrow leaves distinguish this iris from the others.

My wonderful husband grabbed a shovel and dug me up a “sample” of each kind.


Somebody is coming for a ride with me!
Somebody is coming for a ride with me!

Blue Iris

Monday, April 13th, 2009


Tall blue bearded iris
Tall blue bearded iris

We received starts of this tall and elegant iris from one of my husband’s co-workers. They have multiplied well and bloom every year. They smell to me like grape koolade.

Yellow Iris

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

A yellow iris in Canna Land
A yellow iris in Canna Land


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