This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Iris are out..........

My Dad used to call them Flags. We call them Iris, I love them because they remind me of Dad. I wish I could grow Peonies. He had some lovely ones in his gardens. I may just have to try one but never before has one grown for me. So, for now I will be happy seeing my Iris spreading and flourishing. The man across the back ally has a whole garden full of them for some reason. I want to get some new colours as they grow so well for me.
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There is an Iris farm not too far from here, along M72 going towards Empire. The only thing about that is you have to wait. I prefer to get my stuff now when I want to plant it. I did buy a white Iris this year but its not going to do anything now until next year. These next ones are doing really well this year.
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I am never sure if I love the amber one or not. Sometimes it looks dull but then again its so pretty in the sun
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I am never sure what will come up and where. I know I have some pale lavender ones. I saw one out back and it really needs to be moved because its very lanky. Not enough sun, so when its done I will move it. The next two are the neighbours. I must get a yellow one like this, now that one I do love

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The white is very pretty and I hope it does well and spreads
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Then I have my water Iris. She is doing very well and has doubled in size since last year. I may try for a purple one when we go out to the Water Garden this year.
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So for now those are my Iris and a few of the neighbours. I will see if he sells them, that would save me some research.

4 comments:

Rose Hascall said...

Beautiful. Love your photos.
Rose

Merlesworld said...

What wonderful colours.
Merle....

Magic Love Crow said...

What beautiful flowers! Love all the colors!!!

EmmaK said...

I do love irises so much but there is also something melancholy about them,morbid even when they go brown and start wilting. I do love painting them though!