Sunday, May 29, 2011
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.