My mother used to grow Iris.
They were the favorite spring flower for me, back then.
Their scent will always remind me of Easter, and my mother.
But, for all the time I've gardened, I never grew Iris.
I don't know why. They're easy plants.
But, that is changing.
I bought one, when we moved here. It hasn't done all that well.
But, last year, a couple of my fellow Austin area garden bloggers,
gave me some of their iris. Bob, (I think) gave me some white
'Cemetery' Iris. You know..the ones that have stood the test of time.
And, Jenny gave me a peach one.
I thought the latest cold snap had stopped the blooms for this year.
But, I've been surprised. There are lots of buds, and the blooms are coming.
This is the first bloom. Isn't she pretty?
One of Bob's Cemetery white ones.
I used it as my Project 365 photo of the day.
Another one in the Back Bed, was beginning it's showing.
We were forecast rain, so I picked the two blooms and brought them inside.
Didn't want them bruised.
They look so pretty, in a small vase.
We didn't get much rain.
These don't seem to have the heavy scent of my mother's iris.
But, I can still get that memory-invoking aroma.
Thanks to my friends, for sharing these beauties.
Now, this fall, I just may need to add to my collection.
Can't have too much of a good thing.
Hmmm...blue ones and yellow ones and.....