April 30, 2004

My Irises, who knew?

Well, first of all I would like to personally thank Patsy Rosen for a splendid presentation. The slides were beautiful. I would also like to thank her and the group for educating me more about organics and gardening in general. I am more of sort of a "if I can't eat it I don't want to grow it" gardner. I jest a bit but I do spend much more time in the vegitable garden than I do anywhere else around the house.

My family and I moved into this house about two years ago. This is our first home, and we were luck to buy it from a couple that spent a fair amount of time in the yard. Some where along the way I was came to believe that these flowers were Gladolias, like I said "if I gat eat it I don't grow it", so what did I know. Any way here are some pictures of the "Gladiolas", enjoy.

This one is in the back yard.
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This one is in a flower bed in the front yard
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And this is the flower bed that it is in, the trees are Crepe Myrtles. There are also Daffodyls, and some kind of mint in this bed. In the background you can see the Rosemary bushes (man they smell great)
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Not that this picture has any thing to do with Irisis, but on my second visit to the AOGC some one was kind enough to give me their "lottery" winning. I forgot the name of the plant but I though I should include it to show where I put it and that it is doing well. It has about doubled in size so far. It is quite pretty.
Here is where I planted it, you can see it at the bottom of the picture at the base of the porch.
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and here is a close up of the plant
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In anycase thanks to the group for making me feel so welcome and for providing a forum for me to get away from the glow of the computer screen for something a little more earthy, dare i say ... organic?

Thanks again to Patsy and the group, see you next month :)

Posted by torre at April 30, 2004 07:32 AM