Entering its second week...
The stand of wine-colored iris in the back yard continue to dazzle.
This collection is made possible by a friend's mother who mailed me these plants from Massachusetts four (or five) years ago.
With special guests:
A few "re-blooming" fancy iris that I ordered a few years ago. Two summers ago the whites did bloom for a second time in August. Iris in August is weird but very enjoyable.
A couple of plants from that order were planted in the front flower beds.
They weren't getting enough sun to bloom well, so I moved them last fall. It was an effective move. (now by the front steps)
Also starring (in act two):
Lavender blooms and Siberians
The dear friend, whose mother sent the wine iris, contributed to my yard in many ways (dwarf oak-leaf hydrangea, russian sage, false Solomon's-seal, and the next round of iris). The smaller lavender blooms are just starting to open, and the Siberians have set a host of buds ready to open sometime next week.