Saturday, May 22, 2010


I was outside with Maggie when I spied some purple in the sage that I had planted in front of the boxwood beside the driveway. This Japanese Iris is the deepest purple I have ever seen. You think it was the sage?
There was a small patch of these between the house and the cabin and I have successfully put them all around the yard, plus shared them with a cousin in Texas, SIL in Mississippi, our neighbor and the Church of the Resurrection on Sneed Road. When they bloom, they are usually a light purple with a blue tinge. I have a really big bed of them between the two American Holly trees near the kitchen and I can look off the porch and will see a sea of purple soon. Also, Mimi will be able to roll her walker out on the porch and peek off at them.
The Kitty Justice is the first flower of any species give me the biggest thrill. I picked this one and put it on the kitchen table for a surprise for Mimi.

8 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

They are beautiful. after the Tulips are gone in the Valley a similar Iris is blooming. I think Pacific or siberian Iris. Purple, yellow and white. I have some pics I will share soon.

I watched the video you sent. Dang!! MB

DUTA said...

Fascinating purple!
I can understand your thrill at the sight of the first flower as I'm also sentimental like that.
Your pictures ,as always. are so good!

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
Looking forward to seeing your photos. That video showed only our area of Nashville, 1100 homes were flooded near Opry Hotel and downtown area. Our area was the victim of a unassuming little river, the Harpeth which at most times looks like a large creek. The little Harpeth river and the Harpeth river meet near the Publix store on Hwy 100, The Harpeth does not have a dam on it but the Cumberland does and the that river was what flooded downtown and Opry Hotel area. Can you imagine what it would have been without the dam? Peace

Duta
I am so happy you feel the same as I about the thrill of the first bloom. That makes us kindred sprits. Peace

Jerri said...

That shade of purple is stunning.... What an addition to your garden.

Jerri

Lady Di Tn said...

Jerri
I agree about the color and they are lovely little irises to spread out and fill an area with beautiful blooms. Peace

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful color and so delicate...

Lady Di Tn said...

I agree with you Monica. Peace

Lee said...

Theu could very well be companion plants...who knows? Lovely!