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Friday, April 24, 2009

Iris Adventure Down On The Farm

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!
Posted by Dawn Hill at 2:15 PM
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Blue Iris

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.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 11:02 PM
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yellow Iris

A yellow iris in Canna Land
A yellow iris in Canna Land
Posted by Dawn Hill at 10:04 PM
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