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It’s iris season!  I want to post a gazillion pictures but I’ll spare you and post just a few (below).  They’re so pretty and they’re popping up everywhere! I am adding a new batch once it’s planting season again in August (but, in my defense, I’m really good about dividing the old ones and paying them forward). […]

Revere tall bearded iris

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Iris season is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier.  Every morning I can’t wait to rush outside to see what new variety is blooming.  This morning I was particularly delighted to find my Revere in bloom.  Absolutely luminescent with their white tops (“standards”) and their heavenly blue/purple (which I’m noticing photographs a lot […]

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The great iris relocation project

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My gorgeous iris garden gave beautiful flowers this year.  However, the rhizomes I bought three years ago multiplied and grew, so I knew it was getting to be time to dig them up and divide them to keep them flowering and blooming.  Holy major project, Batman!  I was reminded of the fact that I may […]

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How the milkweed is doing

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You may recall that last year I wrote a post about the sharp decline of the monarch butterfly and what home gardeners can do to help stop it.  (Click here to see that piece). What I did was find three swampy milkweed plants and put them in my garden.  This year, they are as tall […]

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Red, white and blue

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Red, white and blue

My red, white and blue iris patch is officially red, white AND blue as of this morning. The white ones are always stragglers so they come in last.    

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Old Black Magic

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Old Black Magic

I have a weakness for dramatic-looking flowers (being a dramatic flower myself). One of the many reasons it makes me happy when my Old Black Magic iris comes up each year:

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Garden in bloom

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Garden in bloom

It is finally iris heaven in sunny New Jersey. So so happy.

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MORE!!

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MORE!!

I love how they all seem to work together to make sure there is a bloom of a new color every day.

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FINALLY!!

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FINALLY!!
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Garden update

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Another rainy day in NJ, which makes my gardener’s heart smile. Everything is bright green and beautiful. Some random notes: I am on the lookout for whether I’ll have iris in bloom by Mother’s Day. A few look really close, so it’s a distinct possibility. The side planters on the front-step railings and all the […]

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