Iris-Inspired Colorways

This year I decided to do more than just count my irises. For those of you new to my blog, I used to count them and documented that count on my blog. If you’d like to see some of my other irises and read about their history, search iris or iris count. I love seeing…

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Sunday Stroll

I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what’s growing here at Happy Acres. If you’ve not entered my giveaway, be sure to check out the last post. Deadline is tomorrow at 8 am CST.¬† I also returned from the International Quilt Show and I have pictures to share which I plan to post tomorrow.…

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End of the Iris Road

Well, I think I am at the end of the road as far as counting our irises. As I mentioned in the last blog, many have still not bloomed, but looks like they won’t this year. Here are my last two. #38 I purchased last year, but it didn’t have a name and only marked…

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Iris update

Yes, I’m still counting them although we’re getting to the end. I have several that are not blooming this year or might bloom in the fall instead including two orange ones. I also have a black one that is budding but I’ve been waiting for several days and it still hasn’t opened up. So here…

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Love them irises

Well, I am still counting them! I’ve used almost 100 tags so far which includes all of the duplicates. A lot of these were taken after it rained, which it’s been doing a lot here lately. Here is #22. This is another iris Dave brought from his country home. It has a small blossom but…

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21 and counting..

Well, the count continues. The rain helped eight of the irises to bloom bringing my total to 21 different irises so far. #9 has dark mauve falls and light mauve standards with yellow beards. She’s a tall bearded iris. She was one of many that were here when we moved in. #10 is Germanica Spinoff…

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And The Count Goes On…

The iris count continues. You would think I’ve never seen irises as excited as I get to see what’s blooming in the yard. Here are the next four that have bloomed in the last couple of days. #5 is a Tall Bearded Iris with light yellow-edged white falls and standards and yellow beards. #6 is…

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Irises and The Rain

It’s amazing what a little rain will do in the garden. It finally rained some yesterday and last night amounting to around an inch. The next batch of rain may come with severe storms. I’m hurrying to get this posted before those storms show up. I took my daily stroll around the grounds to see…

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Iris Tagging

I will be tagging all of my irises this year. In the past couple of years I’ve tried doing this with a variety of different tags and they all pop out of their location after the ground froze. Dave bought me some nice tags to use this year. The only problem was there were only…

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