The last day.
Bright Cloud was the last tall bearded Iris in that garden to bloom and it finally closed up it’s delicate contrasting petals today and shriveled to dry in the sun. I wish Iris would bloom all year long. There are re-bloomers but I don’t have any of those right now.
I cook beets tonight to make and can pickled beets and while doing so, I research the American Iris Society to identify some of these Iris. I have more than half of them named but will have to pull out the old Shreiner’s catalogues from way back when to see if I can find what some of these are.
Also while doing so, I ordered ten new rhisomes from Cooley’s on the West Coast. And with that order I get one of their fabulous bonus rhisome’s, Adobe Sand. Those I will plant in July and hope that I get blooms of of those in Spring 2012.