Tuesday, May 05, 2009

One Brave Flower

This year's crop of irises at my house turned out to be a total of one. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, whether it's the increasing shade, the fact that the rhizomes are buried in periwinkles or the wrong fertilizer, but my once lush iris patch has pretty much given up. (And I have divided them!)

Still, this year there is the one bold yellow iris that has the spunk to stand alone.

I just googled this iris and the website I read said it's a pest and told how to get rid of it. I don't need help with making things not grow. I say: celebrate this hardy individual.

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kenju said...

My irises, which used to be a glorious blue and have reverted to white, were in short supply this year, too. I often will have 14-16 blooms at one time, but this year I only had 3-4. Mine were divided 2 years ago and have no competition in the bed except a few violets. I don't know why they didn't bloom well.Maybe it's just not their year.

Peggy Payne said...

Well, if a flower person like you is having trouble, I suppose I shouldn't feel too bad. But mine have been on the wane for years and years. I may move them to an altogether new location--like someone else's yard.