Thursday, April 12, 2012
Louisiana Comes to Texas
My Louisiana (a state in the USA) Iris started blooming a few days before Easter Sunday. This particular iris, referred to as a pond plant, needs adequate moisture to survive. Mine have withstood winters down to the low 20's.
My youngest daughter, who lives 125 miles from the farm, had irises blooming over a month ago. She lives nearer the Gulf of Mexico, in a much milder climate.
If you are interested in other colors, click on Society for Louisiana Irises. Another wonderful site is My Country Pond. You won't be disappointed in this website.
What I like about the iris, is the ease in maintenance. With very little care, they give your garden love with their profuse blooms.
After all, love is the word I think about while gardening......
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Nice pictures and iris is a very beutiful flower. I have dark purple and white ones. Have a nice day.ReplyDelete
Hello Elna...I don't have any white ones. I would like to order some in pink.Delete
This purple iris has a very strong color. This is my first time that I saw this color. Amazing color...ReplyDelete
Hello Beck...It is a very rich color that looks good with pink, white or yellow flowers. They are beautiful in a bouquet...Delete
Love is the word, I so agree! I'm waiting on very similar purple irises here, too! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jaime for noticing the key word "love". Be sure and post a photo when they start blooming...Delete
I bet they'd do wonderfully here in Seattle with all our moisture:-D Amazing photos, once again, Meggie. You've inspired me to head to the garden this weekend. Love, XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Susan....they would love it in Seattle. They also do well at the edge of a pond. Be careful not to over-do in the garden!Delete
They are so pretty.....I have little buds of weeds....here and there! yippeeReplyDelete
I have lots of "big" weeds this year...and plenty of bugs too! You will thaw out soon!Delete
Beautiful iris, Meggie. Our water restrictions keep me from even trying here. I used to grow them (tulips and crocuses) when I was in Iowa. They were such a welcome symbol of Spring after an Iowa freeze.ReplyDelete
What you can do is plant them in a bucket or tub. It's easier to keep them moist that way.Delete
Your iris is a beautiful shade Meggie, thanks for your kind words on my blog, time heals all, one hopes.ReplyDelete
Hello Lily....I've been thinking about you today. I'm hoping, whatever it is, will work itself out.Delete
What a fabulous colour - very dramatic in the Spring-time garden. It sounds as though yours are perfectly happy with their location, which makes life so much easier!ReplyDelete
It reminds me of velvet. They are real troupers, even with last year's drought. I really enjoyed your post today.Delete
Such lovely colours. Suzy xReplyDelete
Thank you, Suzy....very nice photos on your blog today.Delete
Oh Meggie, that is my very favourite flower colour! It is just beautiful.I have very similar iris flowers in my garden too but they flower later.ReplyDelete
Hello Anne....you know, I had a very mild winter and our temps are already in the high 70's with some days in the 80's. When mine are gone, you will be enjoying yours....Delete
Gorgeous shots of the Iris, Meggie! They're beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking a look at my blog...Your photos are always spectacular! Loved the miles and miles of white fencing in your post today!Delete
This is a gorgeous iris! Love the rich purple color! So pretty!ReplyDelete