Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Blooming reports...........

I saw this iris bloom a few years back but the forsythia over took it's territory.  Two years ago I moved it out three feet, into the sun.  This year it is going to bloom again.  It has been a long time coming and in fact I saw it in bloom this morning while I was walking the dog.  It is raining right now but we are suppose to  have hot weather the full week to come.  I will get photographs of it.

While babysitting my neighbor's dog, I spotted this growing out from around her rain gutter. She doesn't remember planting it but it is a wonderful specimen. I think it is the first year for it to bloom for her also as she didn't know what color it was until now.

The iris and peonies will be in full bloom now for the next couple of weeks.  The peonies are late and I hope the rains will stop soon.  The rain can take out the blooming season in one hard rain.  The iris seem to thrive on the water while blooming.  They rot otherwise in too wet of soil.  I brought in my pink peonies yesterday as buds and they did force open when put in a vase of water.

The dogs awakened us early today as the thunder was scary to them.  I think that it will be gone soon as I look at the radar.  I am hoping it to be sunny and dry by the time we leave for church.  I hope the weekend goes well for you all.  Take care.


Far Side of Fifty said...

Chance doesn't like thunder either..he hides in the laundry room or under the stairs. Those are going to be some beautiful Iris:)

The Retired One said...

A gorgeous Iris!

Anonymous said...

That pale apricot color is magnificent.

Harriet and one of our cats always hide under the bed when it storms. We've had quite a few heavy thunderstorms in the 3 months since we moved here.

Hope you have a nice week.

You mentioned that Della loves pink. She should click on the link to Pink Saturday. Over 200 women shared their favorite pink treasures this week.

Debbie Lo said...

I hope that rain left quickly and was replaced by some sunshine! A lot of folks have had repeated rain this spring, and like you said, that's not good for some of the beautiful flowers & plants. Love your photos, Larry, and hope you get some sun soon!