The TB Iris came and I am planting.

newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)August 2, 2010

The UPS man just brought my second TB iris order which I had been waiting for. So I will be planting them today. This will finish up the new iris bed in the upstairs backyard.

I got 30 iris from the first order (Mid America) and 15 from this one (Napa County). These are definately much bigger rhizomes than the ones from the first order, I am quite impressed.

Here is a picture today of the iris bed with the first batch planted over the weekend. Have to get todays planted and take another picture.

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organic_kitten(8)

That bed looks fabulous, Rita. There is no cure for the ever planting gardener.
kay

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 5:58PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Todays iris go right down the middle. Notice all the daylilies in bloom back there in one of the late bloomer beds.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 6:03PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I finished planting them and watered them good to get them growing. I noticed that the ones already planted are starting to grow already.

The entire bed looks great if I do say so myself. Looks much more finished with that third (Middle) row of iris in instead of the empty space.

Its too dark to take pictures so I will do that tomorrow. I am very pleased with it.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 8:03PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Since I got the TB iris bed done I also got inspired and today I planted that long brick edged narrow garden section that I had planned for annuals that is in front of the iris bed. You can just see a verbena that is off to either end that I had there.

At any rate I had started some Cosmos Cosmic Red seed and some Zinnias Zahara Double Fire seeds. But I started them late and still haddn't even put them in ground. I just figgured why not get them inground finially and put them along in there.

I also stuck some potulacas I had in a pot in the middle there as I just wanted this stuff done and planted. Geezz, it's August already. Don't know what I was waiting for LOL!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 3:32PM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

It's looking good Rita. They are going to look great
next year..I've been very lazy with my garden lately.
This is the time of year I get burned out. Seeing
your Iris's makes me want to plant some. Maybe I'll
take a peek at some.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 8:14PM
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