Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The old fashion iris plants are so hearty. This one grows by my basement door and it just keeps spreading. You can see them growing in cemeteries and they spread everywhere if the mower doesn't cut them back. They are such a small variety but put out great color and lots of blooms.
This batch of iris has really established itself on the south side of my house. I brought this up from southern Iowa where my parents had it growing along their south side of the garage. This seems to be the kind of iris that I think of as the common iris when I was growing up that until my mom started buy hybrids to grow.
Weigela is a hard name for me to pronounce. I really had never heard anyone say the word. A neighbor lady up the street would make fun of me in the way I was pronouncing it. I can never spell it and if I could I might be able to pronounce it. I have a white one of this kind but I don't see buds on it yet. I hope it does bloom.
I am replacing the Special Education lead teacher today. I picked up the job later afternoon yesterday and was glad to get it. I will spending my day helping and teaching to small groups of students. I originally thought it would be a shorter day for the benefit of teacher workshops but I guess I get to stay the whole day. The schools are now logging all of the hours the students are in the classroom and if they don't make up some of the hours missed because of bad weather, they have to add it on at the end of the year.
We were threatened with rain storms this morning but nothing seems to have happened. The radar looked like we were going to get hit hard. I am in a room with not windows so it makes it hard for me to monitor the weather. Usually we hear heavy rain on the ceiling but that isn't happening right now. I did get the orchard mowed yesterday afternoon and I am glad to be done with it. I don't know why I am dreading mowing this spring but it is a task I don't like doing anymore. I know the more often that I mow the easier it is to mow.
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