Monday, April 29, 2019

irises

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(Sorry this photo isn't so good!)
I love this time of spring when every week something new is blooming: this week the bearded irises are starting to open. I also have some Dutch irises but I think they wonn't open for a few weeks yet.
My bearded irises are all blue-red violet, but my neighbor has some gorgeous light-blue ones--I'm going to ask if she'd like to sway a few rhizomes.

Today I was riding my bike by a house I often go out of my way to ride past because of its spectacular garden. The creator of the garden was out doing some weeding, so I told her how much pleasure her garden gives me, and we started to talk.
She is a real gardener, very knowledgeable, whereas I am really just a person with a yard who selects and plants things kinda haphazardly and hopes for the best!
Anyway, she's going to come over to my house for coffee, to look at my yard, and we're going to look for things we can share/swap. She's already given me a little Queen Anne's lace plant!
I am very excited! She, Lisa, was so nice, and I am going to learn a lot.


6 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful Laura!

Barbara Muir said...

Gorgeous paintings, and what a nice story. I love having a garden in my small yard, but am not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

monne-floor said...

Beautiful

Debbie Nolan said...

Lovely irises. Glad you have connected with a new gardening friend. Always fun to trade plants. Have a good week.

Barbra Joan said...

Your iris' are lovely. And so nice that you made a new friend. I'll bet you could paint the flowers in her garden.

I really need to get busy with my paints and brushes.. You know how that goes.

Jennifer said...

Lovely colors in your irisses!
We all have to start with learning to garden somewhere. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy and love your garden.