Oh, It’s Iris Time Again

Just when I think March and early April are my favorite bloom times, along come the irises.  They are outdoing themselves this year.  One of the reasons I love these plants so much is the people associated with many of them.  Some came from Mama’s garden, some from gardening friends.  I wish I had labeled them all with the names of those who shared them with me.  But strolling amongst them recalls the warm feelings I get thinking about who each one reminds me of, or a special occasion when I received them.

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Along with the iris are the columbines, whose multiple blooms will continue to give me such pleasure for a few more weeks.

DSC_0190DSC_0203DSC_0204I love the native red columbines with the native red honeysuckle as a backdrop.  The hummers love it as much as I do.

I’ve finally achieved my goal of blooms every day of the year.  I hardly ever fail to stroll around the yard daily, just to see what’s new and blooming.  It’s a wonderful thing.


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