Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ooh, What Pretty Flowers!

I KNOW I'm a dork because I always post pics of the flowers that I grow. Jason doesn't understand why I bust my butt to grow them and why I'm so disappointed when they don't grow. I have finally found a way to tell him why. Simply put, he collects coins. I don't know why, I don't understand it, but it's what he likes. It's the same thing with my growing things. That's our compromise.

So now I'm sharing my pretty things with you. We didn't do a veggie garden this year. I'm having a hard time just getting the flowers in. It's hard to dig in the ground and be focused on that while a certain rambunctious 3 year old is ALSO outside. Thankfully Katy Beth is here this weekend so she is earning computer time by minding that 3 year old while I dig and plant. Jason has Tuesday and Wednesday off this week, so I'll be able to get stuff accomplished on those days as well.

These are my first irises. Is that even spelled correctly? What is the plural of iris? Ah, it doesn't matter that much. These are from the bulbs my dad gave me when we moved in 2 years ago. They didn't bloom last year, though they did get leaves. I also have lillies that are getting ready to bloom. I don't remember what KIND of lillies they are however. I suppose I'll figure that out when they show themselves! I like that these irises are yellow and white and not the "usual" purple that a lot of people have. I do believe they are called "Dutch Iris" and why my dad got them for me, us being of strong dutch decent and all of that.

Another note before the flower pics. I dug up my lilacs, roots and all. They weren't sprouting any leaves. However, it DOES look like they were trying to get new root sprouts, so I brought them inside, plunked them in a vase of water. It's been a couple of days and I'm seeing root sprouts on at least one of them! I may have viable lilacs next spring! WhooHoo!

Prayers and blessings everyone. I hope your days are filled with lots of beautiful things as well.




1 comment:

Eric Hegwer said...

Love the flower shots - Keep 'em coming!