Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gardener's Journey

Yesterday, I was looking at my favorite Iris plants and I decided to document their life cycle.

The flower bed looks messy with a few patches of melting snow but that's my winter garden.

This Iris grows to a height of 18-24 inches, blooms April to May and the BRIGHT yellow flowers last almost one month. During the hot summer months the plants wither to the bulb and rest until the cycle begins next Fall.

So, I'll check on them again in a few weeks and let you know how they are doing.

This is a photo from last year of the same flower garden as the opening photo.

I plant my gardens so there are blooming plants from early Spring until the first freeze of Fall/Winter.

I never got around to making any photos of the yellow Irises last year but I will this year.

I hope you enjoy going on this journey with me.


  1. Love the pictures!! Found you blog, via The Feathered Nest... love it, and I am joing as a follower. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Well I tried to join as a follower but it would'nt allow me to, I'll come back and try again later. I think it is something to do with my new computer.

  3. Hi! Nice to meet you! I look forward to seeing your garden peek through the snow this spring!
    Have a beautiful day!
    :) Laura

  4. Love flower gardens. Iris's are just gorgeous, in my opinion. Soon, very soon, spring will be here and we will all be dancing for joy!

    Blessings and welcome,

  5. Im a new follower and I came from feathered Nest.I cannot wait til spring.We had and are having,lol so much snow this year.I dont think anything is below our 7 inches and thats just because 3 or 4 of it melted,lol.I do love the flowers.I cannot wait to start gardening!

    Hope to see you soon, have a great week!

  6. Via becky's blog I popped over to your lovely blog. love these colorful flowers, make me dream of Spring... Off to read some of your earlier posts...

    Happy Thoughts!

  7. Hi Sandy,

    My name is Sandy too. I dropped by from The Feathered Nest to welcome you to the neighborhood of blog. Your jewelry is just beautiful as is your winter garden. It is so nice to see something GREEN! Thank you for sharing the promise of spring in your flower photo. I hope you have a great day.

  8. Hi Sandy, Came over from Dawns..I also like Irises...We just made a major move so dont have any but one. It was my mothers and Ive hauled a slip of it wherever weve moved to. She had it when I was a child....it is called Easter.. Old you think?..from the 50s...Necklace is gorgeous..I will be back..sally

  9. Hi Sandy, Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and the nice comment. Your plants really want me wishing spring was here so I could get out in my flower garden. Hugs, Carol mae

  10. Hi Sandy!
    I found you via Dawn, so nice to meet another Texan blogger. I don't think I know where Haltom City is, I'll have to go look it up.

    You have a lovely Etsy shop, such beautiful stuff. I could so relate to the post just below, I fall in love with my treasures all the time. I often have to live with them a bit before I can part with them, too.

    Have a wonderful week!

  11. what lovely flowers! ihave an every blooming perennial
    garden, too, and it never fails to delight me!

    look forward to more visits.


  12. Hi Sandy, I'm popping in to welcome you to blogland. Dawn, sent me! Think she sends and mentors everyone. She is a GEM!! Everyone in blogland knows and loves Dawn.
    Thanks for bringing us a touch of spring with your lovely garden flowers. And your necklace is gorgeous. You did a marvelous job. Hope you will stop in and visit with me soon.
    Hugs, Pat

  13. Oh if only we had just "little patches of snow" LOL . I have about 16 ins of the stuff. Waiting to see how your garden grows. Come for a visit.

  14. Hi! Found you over at the Feathered Nest. What a sweet blog and I really like the difference from your black and white snow photos and the spring from last year!!

  15. Thank you all for visiting my blog and extending such warm welcomes and sweet comments! I am so touched by the genuiness of your words and upon visiting your blogs I in awe of your artistic talents!

    Thank you to Dear Dawn - you are so precious and your patience and guidance during this journey is cherished not only by me but by the MANY you have extended the same grace to.

    Thank you again and I hope the journey is as fun for you as it is for me.


  16. Hmmm.... You're going to have to keep the documentation going 'cause I'm going to be living vicariously through your garden. ;-)

    I grow things like I cook..... always have a fire extinguisher handy. ha!

    GORGEOUS last year photos! Can't wait to see what you "spring" on us this year!!!

    ;-) robelyn


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