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......