Here it is, Memorial Day already! What a beautiful day to celebrate. The iris are
blooming and summer is finally here. The Dutch iris on our hillside are spreading,
and will be covering the entire hillside soon. The lilies haven’t started to bloom yet.
The pictures are of the Dutch iris and the bearded iris. These are a variety of bearded
iris that are reblooming. They are supposed to bloom again later this year, we will
wait and see. Last year was the first year for them and I was so pleased to see them
blooming. Many of them have a fragrance, a little different than the regular iris.
Dutch Iris on the hillside
Spring has really come and the grass is growing along with the weeds. The iris have
started to bloom, as have our rhodendrons. It is so pretty this time of year! The cold
of winter did take a toll however, I lost several rhododendrons to the cold, as well as
camellias. I tried cutting one camellia back to see if it might come out again. Our huge
hydrangeas are coming out from the roots, but there is no growth on the stems at
all this year. The butterfly bushes have shown no sign of life and I fear they are gone
too. It is so sad to lose plants that are so well established and have done so well over
several years. One bush has not been effected by the cold winter, that is my flame