Monday, September 10, 2007

Lovely Bearded Iris


Katie was the little old lady who lived next door. For several years we admired each others gardens and swapped plants and cuttings. When the day came that she had to leave her home, she sent a box of mixed bearded iris rhizomes over the fence. This one was among them.

Katie, if youre out there, the garden is going well and we miss you.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most beautiful shade of colour Lavender! One of those 'best gifts in the world' :)

Lavender said...

Thanks Anon! She was a good friend and a skilled gardener. The kind of person that is a pleasure to remember....hope the day is as nice where you are as it is here today, just lovely!

Ces said...

Indeed a beautiful and regal color. But what a nice lady to leave the irises to you.

Lavender said...

She was sure swell...her mandarin tree would fruit, and she'd hang a bag of them on the fence for us, then we'd send a box of our chickens' eggs over, and back and forth all kinds of stuff went over that old fence - with Katie gone on that side, and Alfio gone from the other - theres no more produce going over the fence, shame that....oh well - Ive gotten rambling, perhaps its time for a cuppa? :)

BetteJo said...

What a nice lady - and a truly beautiful flower!

Lavender said...

Thanks BetteJo...these bearded iris do really well for me in this hot dry garden - they are tough as old boots, but much prettier, of course :)

Ces said...

Maybe you will have new neighbors who will exchange bundt cakes and apple pies with you? :-) We do that here too. Sometimes when I go grocery shopping I buy extra fruits or some muffins from the bakery for my neighbors and I love to see the delight in their faces. Once, as a joke my husband bought a can of eel sardines for his friend and to my surprise, he ate it! Eeeeewl! :-)

Anne said...

This is stunning! What a lovy gift from your friend. It must ahve made it a little easier for her to elave her home knowing that things would live on with you.

Lavender said...

Ces, EWWWWWW! Hahaha! Well he was feeling adventurous, wasnt he? I dont mind the occasional sardine, (which totally grosses out my Hubby) but Eeels? Nope, I think I can miss that experience tehehe
The new neighbors are a nice young family, and they have a Rainbow Lorikeet (and two little dogs)
Our lot is an odd shape, and so we share fence lines with five other houses. Two neighbors are nice, one mediocre, and one is the devil himself - we dream of a property in the country where we can pretend we are the last two people on earth tehehe One Day! :)

Lavender said...

Anne, I hope so! And hope that she is doing well in her new place. (Blogger isnt letting me connect to your profile, let me know if you have a blog so I can visit you if you have one) Thanks for visiting & commenting, Cheers!

Ces said...

What, I thought the devil lived down my street. Hahahaha!

Lavender said...

Ces - They must be brothers! Tehehe

Anne said...

Thanks, I do have a blog. Two, actually. www.diva-days.blogspot.com and ww.thetallpoppy.blogspot.com. Thanks for asking.

Lavender said...

Oh yes, of course! Ive been over to your blog and remember really enjoying thetallpoppy...I got thrown by the link to your profile showing 'no profile available' - Sorry about that and heres hoping that that is the way you want it and not some annoying computer thing - see you at your blog shortly, Cheers!