Each day this time of the year brings unexpected weather. It can be overcast and cold or sunny and warm. On the warm days, it’s time to work outside pruning or planting. I have several inside projects that I’m trying to finish on the colder days.
But as blooms keep popping up each day, I long to be outside every day.
Old fashioned heirloom Irises are blooming in the field across the driveway. Most of these bulbs were given to me by friends and have performed for years and years. Old Homestead Irises is another name for them.
They’re so hardly that they grow right along with the weeds and cacti. I’ve dug up several cacti in this area, but they keep coming back. These pass-a-long Irises don’t need much water and no attention.
This Rusty Blackhaw Verbiurum (Viburnum rufidulum) is more persnickety. It requires some early morning light and afternoon shade. It prefers to grow along water streams and edges of wooded areas. So I’m pushing the envelope to even have it where I live.
In spite of the unusual circumstances of social distancing, flowers still bring beauty to the earth. Enjoy them.
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson