Here are some current photos – from the past few days. Our Iris are getting going about 3 weeks later than when they bloomed last year. It has been a very wet spring and much cooler than last year.
I really enjoy the variety of color, texture and height of the Iris family of plants. Each summer, after they are done blooming, I’ve been moving a few of them to new locations to make sure they look good with their neighbor flowers and colors. We have quite a few lupine, columbine and poppy plants that I’m mixing in. Gardening- – what a fun hobby!!
Hooray for our first lilac buds!! and pink rock cress, along with geum (orange), iris (various), lavender (purple), oriental poppy (various), columbine (purple), dianthus (pink) and agastache (orange).
April 1, and it doesn’t seem like spring yet. It was 42 this morning and misty rain when I went to look at the garden. We had over 6″ of rain in March, and more cold weather this winter than we’re used to. I’m surprised that the garden is growing and the plants are doing so well without getting much warmth or sunshine. The iris seem to be happy no matter the weather.
I’ve gotten about 2 hours weeding time in so far, and cleaned up around some of the iris. This next photo shows how the gardens with no mulch get covered in weeds. The mulch doesn’t totally prevent weeds, but it makes a noticeable difference.
Several of our peonies have started and this one is the furthest along. It won’t be too long before all the leaves have fully turned from red to green.
More of the iris and small red peony leaves that have been weeded.
Pink Phlox getting started. It will be about 3-4 feet tall when it blooms.