Monday, May 11, 2009

Irises


I can't help it. I take pictures of my irises every year. Did you know they smell slightly of grape lollipops? 

I've expanded the bed two or three times since I moved here in 2000.  A few years ago I put in just a few yellow ones, but that summer I dug everything up and gave away at least a third of the corms (great word, huh?). No yellow flowers the next year, so I assumed I'd given those away. 

Surprise! 


4 comments:

Carol said...

Your iris get better and better! And I love the surprise/

Granny Sue said...

how pretty, Priscilla! I need to dig mine up and give them a fresh start. They are too crowded and now too shaded. yours are lovely, though. Thank you for sharing them.

PriscillaHowe said...

They got even better a few days later, with one more yellow set on the other side. Maybe next year I'll thin them.

Lainie said...

Irises are my favorite flower. Always have been. These are gorgeous!