In mid-May, it’s time for the iris—and we have a lot! We know very few of the variety names; we just enjoy their colorful display. Shown below are our many purple/lavender bi-color and tri-color irises. The first one, of course, is the “Batik” iris shown on my Facebook profile.
OK, so the two pictures in the next to last row are not of purple iris. I just threw those in to prove we do have other colors! The pictures in the last row are an iris nightlight and sun-catcher.
Our purple clematis burst into bloom this past week. The trellis is made from repurposed junk pile finds: an old iron wheel with a cot spring on top and both are wired to my clothesline T-post. The finial on top is a rain gauge.
The day lilies have buds, but no blooms yet. We don't have many true purple or lavender varieties. We'll catch up with those in a later blog post.