Monday, May 26, 2008

The flowers in my yard

Last week, I told Carver that my rhododendron was blooming and she said that the one that she had in her yard died in the drought last year. So, I took a picture of my rhodie for her . . .



Also, here's some pictures of my irises and one of my azalea. My roses are blooming, but they don't look very nice yet, because I think the very hot weather we had followed by rain made them kinda brown and then soggy/wilty. When they look better, I'll post those, too.



I planted these irises in 2002 (I think) from some single bulbs that my ex-husband got from someone at work. Three of them are really doing well, shooting up lots of blooms. This is the longest that I've ever lived in a single place and it's kinda fun watching things I planted grow from year to year.



I wish I had Carver's macro lens because these bearded irises (my favorite flower, by the way) look like they have fuzzy caterpillars in them.



There's a deep purple iris, too, but it just bloomed and I took the other pictures a few days ago. So, in the meantime, here's my azalea:



Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

5 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

lovely flowers!!! I love flowers too... hope to see you in my corner too...

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots Dee. Your rhododendron is spectacular. I love irises and you have some lovely ones. Your azalea is also looking good. Great job with the garden photography and happy memorial day.

Dee said...

Hi Carver and Pretty Life Online,
Thanks for visiting ... and you know, Carver, my rhodie pales in comparison to the ones on campus. Some are two stories tall and they are full of blooms this time of year. Kinda cool to see an entire wall of brilliant red, yellow, pink, and purple blooms. Orange, too.

And, we need that macro lens to show the inside of those irises - I really can imagine caterpillars crawling inside and then saying, "Help!! I'm stuck!"

theysaywordscanbleed said...

you have a lovely garden!

Arlene,
Puyallup flowers

mynameischarlene said...

Beautiful Irises Dee! Wish I was there to see them. Perhaps, next year. Take care.