Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Lovely Iris

A box came for me on Monday! Look at the goodies inside!

Our good friend, Carol, was busy dividing iris from her garden this year and was kind enough to send me a few extra rhizomes to get my garden started. I have always loved iris, of all sorts, ever since my mother had some in our garden when I was a girl. Hoeing weeds was a dreaded chores, but I was always cheered by the iris blossoms which bordered the vegetables.

On Sunday we had a nice rain shower, so the soil was ready to receive the new rhizomes. I dug plenty deep to loosen the soil; you can see the rocks I pulled out and put to the side. I have dug in this soil and worked it over for almost 20 years, and still I dig up rocks! Anyway, the rhizomes need to be planted very shallow, so there's just a slight covering of soil. The days have been nice and warm, so I'm hoping they will root well before winter. They will receive lots of sunlight, drainage is good here, so next spring they should give me some beautiful blooms. We're just not sure what colors, one is purple Carol assured me. :)

Thank you, Carol, for helping to beautify my new border gardens!

13 comments:

Barb said...

That was nice of Carol. Enjoy the flowers when they bloom this spring.

AnneS said...

Yay for Carol, what a sweetie - look forward to seeing those beautiful blooms next year! :D

Wendy said...

I bet those irises are going to be gorgeous next year! How kind of Carol to send them to you. My garden unfortunately grows nothing but rocks ...and some wild tiger lilies.

bunnyhead said...

Carol is so sweet to send those flowers to you! I'm sure they will be lovely next year, whatever color they are. Carol has excellent taste in flowers!

Karen said...

What a nice thing for Carol to do. The iris is such a pretty flower. Can't wait to see your's in bloom next year. :)

Isabelle said...

How thoughtful of Carol! :)

Mia said...

Von, I love irises too. I especially love the vibrant colors when they are in bloom. Your garden is going to be just lovely next year.

Thank you for sharing your tour with us. I never realized you lived near a nuclear development site. It was a very interesting read. :)

Rachael said...

I too love iris- it was one of my grandmother's favorites. Can't wait to see how they bloom in the spring- which is feeling a looooong way away.

Annemarie said...

Carol's such a sweetie... I'm sure the iris will look great in your garden, Von!

Cathy said...

Carol's irises are beautiful and how nice that she is sharing them with you. I look forward to seeing pictures next summer of your garden filled with lovely blooms!

Vonna said...

You will have beautiful blooms in the spring ~ I'm sure!
:o)

Carol said...

I just found this entry! Blogrolling is being a PITA and I didn't see you as having a new entry until today. You are welcome for the iris! They look like they are planted just right!

Sharon said...

How sweet of Carol! Your garden is going to be a beauty next year.