2012 iris count

It’s been so much fun again seeing our irises bloom. Every day I check to see if a new one has opened.

#9 Two-Tone Burgundy

#9 Two-Tone Burgundy

This one bloomed 4/30/10 and this year it bloomed April 16.

#12 Purple Edged White TB

#12 Purple Edged White TB

Even though this one is a lovely iris, when they first started blooming here when we moved in, there were so many of them. Since then I’ve given quite a few of them away especially to our annual Master Gardener’s plant sale. Now that we have just a few of them, I enjoy them much more. They bloomed 4/30/10 and bloomed April 16 this year.

#16 Dark Burgundy

#16 Dark Burgundy

This one bloomed May 1 in 2010 and bloomed April 16 this year.

#25 My Friend Jonathan

#25 My Friend Jonathan

This is one of the irises I purchased. It’s one of my favorite and is a rebloomer – blooming both now and in October. I dug it up from the “holding area” last fall so it is still in its pot waiting for a space in the iris bed. He bloomed 5/4/10 and just bloomed April 16 this year.

That’s all for the irises so far – many more to come! Our peonies are starting to bloom too. These were here when we moved in. I really love the blossoms with the separate petals on the bottom.

Peony

Peony

It won’t be long and we’ll be freezing goodies for the winter. In fact, I’ve already frozen two  1-pound packages of asparagus for soup this winter. Since we’re making room for the new produce and because we’ve not had one of these in awhile, I reached into the freezer and used some frozen pumpkin from our 2010 harvest to bake a pumpkin pie last night. Yum!

Pumpkin from our garden pie

Pumpkin from our garden pie

This is my grandma’s recipe with whiskey. See the recipe HERE.

So much to do with gardening this time of the year that crafting is put on the back burner. But I’m sure I fit some more time in to play real soon.

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