Today, a simple, (and envious) Sunday post about a flower now in full bloom where I live in upstate New York.
My bearded irises did poorly this year. I used to have a yard full of them. In the past couple of years, many seemed to disappear and more refused to bloom. Of those that remained, only three of them bloomed this year.
What did I do wrong? I suspect it is because I did not divide them. Or, perhaps, I was struck with iris borers. Alas. Irises are so beautiful.
My Kool Aid irises, given to me years ago, have dwindled to one. I somehow feel I have failed it.
All around me, meanwhile, irises are blooming, seemingly just to mock me. But I will be strong, and show some of them to you.
Still other area irises:
How can you not love irises? I just wish I knew what happened to mine.
Slowly but surely, I have replaced my missing irises with day lillies. But still, a part of me misses them.
We'll see what next year brings. And, if I'm in the mood, I'll post more pictures this coming week.
What are your favorite flowers?