Friday, April 24, 2009
Iris Adventure Down On The 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
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
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.
My wonderful husband grabbed a shovel and dug me up a "sample" of each kind.
Somebody is coming for a ride with me!
Monday, April 13, 2009
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.