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Friday, April 29, 2011
Iris, Iris, where are you?
I am looking at all the bright green leaves crowded together.
Tall, flat, spiky leaves.
But where, oh where are the lovely iris?
Goddess of Spring Barbie, classical, 2000
The people that owned our house before us had tons of iris bulbs planted.
They then let them grow undisturbed for a couple of years.
When we moved in we were treated to the most beautiful display of iris blooms in the late spring.
These photos were taken previous years, of my garden:
I didn't know that iris came in so many different colors!
This is the color that I get the most requests to have a couple of tubers from:
So now I am waiting for this year's display!
Last fall my husband tried to divide some of them. We gave quite a few tubers to neighbors. He didn't pay attention however of what color he put where. So this year will be a surprise!
"Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished."
- Lao Tzu
Iris Barbie, c.2001
The following mermaid costume of Liana's will fit
Grace from yesterday, or Ivy from the day before:
Liana has a series of "Monday Mermaids" on her blog.
Check it out, addy to the right of my blog.
Here is another Monday Mermaid.
This one reminds me of the varying colors and stripes some of my iris have:
Oh, and here is the doll that fits it:
Her name is Sylvia.
Let's give her another outfit for today, to honor the Royal Wedding in England:
from ehow.com, their home section:
"The Iris flower is named after Iris, the Goddess of the Rainbow. The Iris flower can come in shades of blue, purple, white, yellow, pink, orange, brown, red and black. The Iris flower is in a genus by itself with between 200 and 300 different varieties and can be found around the world. The Iris flower is hardy from zone 3 to 9 or 10 depending on the variety."