Tuesday, June 13, 2006

It's a garden theme today!


First, of course, since it is Tuesday, here is my weekly update for the Garden Spot Sampler SAL...
It is finally dry enough around here, post NH Monsoon that we had over the last few days, to take some pictures of some of my irises! I haven't shared any in a while. I have many, but am abritrarily limiting myself to three photos today. Here is a pink tall bearded iris, whose name totally escapes me...(Of course, I went and looked it up - it is Grateful Citizen)

This little pretty is currently greeting our mailman at the mailbox... and if I remember correctly, it is called Patina... but who knows, I could be way off about that! I really love the color combination in this one :-) I think Mike took an especially good photo of this iris... kudos to him! (Yep, looked it up - it's Patina!)


And, I haven't seen this pic in a few days - just came across it in my recent garden photo file that Mike makes for me... hmmm, is it a good photo? This is my tried and true Echo de France tall bearded iris... survived the stomping by the bear when he pulled the birdfeeder out of the bathroom window just above it... this lady blooms every year! Most of my irises seem to skip a year or two between blooms (except for the heirloom irises, they bloom consistently too)... OK, that is today's flower show! LOL

OK... I lied! I decided to also share this fourth photo. This is a siberian iris called Summer Skies. I got it on ebay two years ago. It wasn't ready to bloom last year. I love this one! I have never seen it anywhere before, so I only just added it to the database over at Dave's Garden (cool gardening site! link is in my sidebar...)... it is like little periwinkle blue and white butterflies, more delicate that most siberian irises :-)

New DVD Release Tuesday! We got The Pink Panther. I've been dying to see this one... hope to find a day without baseball soon so that I can watch it - I have tons of DVDs backed up because baseball is on almost every night :-)

Stitched on today: Garden Spot Sampler

19 comments:

Barbara said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol!!

Susimac said...

Wonderful pics of your irises, I think the 2nd one (Patina) has to be my fave, the colours are so lush.

Von said...

I love your flower show today, Carol. I haven't had iris in any of my gardens, but they were my favorites in my mother's garden. Iris will definitely be part of my new garden scheme!

Heather said...

Beautiful flowers Carol. Your garden must be amazing each year.

Did you read on my blog about the PC Mystery? I've been and ordered my 2 skeins of silk I'll need.

Nicki said...

Oh I LOVE that second one - Patina. It's beautiful. But then they're all really lovely - wonderful flowers.

zoeandcooper said...

You always have such beautiful flowers! I love the patina. Lovely colors.

Also, I faxed my application for the LTD class at Hershey. Hopefully I will get in. Are you still planning on going?

Kath said...

Hi Carol

Gorgeous Iris' - they are always pretty, but I do love the colours of yours.

Thanks for ringing D for us too, quite a mission getting an order thru these days.

Bea said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Carol. Those flowers are beautiful! Yes, it'll be ok when your receive the right fabric for The rose of Sharon, don't worry. I'll be ready!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful stitched garden, beautiful flowers :) wow, you really are almost there on GSS, aren't you?

Isabelle said...

I always forget to mention your wishlist blog: that is so great for us!
I hope you manage to wait till after your birthday before purchasing any of those items yourself - you wouldn't want to receive a duplicate, right? ;)

Karoline said...

Almost there on GSS and your Iris are gorgeous

Annemarie said...

Your irises are beautiful, Carol, as are your Garden Spots. And although tomorrow is our NRR mailing date, I needded a little something to fill up an empty spot on my square. Reading your entry today gave me an idea, and it has nothing to do with flowers. I can't resist, hope you like. Pictures on Friday!

Kiwi Jo said...

I think you will finish GSS next week! I didn't get a lot done last night so I'm going to keep stitching tonight.

Robin said...

Hi Carol! It looks like you are finished the Garden Spot Sampler? It looks beautiful. Speaking of bears I saw this and thought of you. You do have 7 cats, right? An Army! lol
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060611/ap_on_fe_st/cat_scares_bear_11
Hope this link works!
Robin

Jenna said...

It looks like you only have one week left on GSS. How exciting! I always love seeing pictures of your garden at this time of year, so thank you for indulging us. :) That inredibly delicate Siberian iris is my absolute favorite! What a treat!

Judith said...

Looks beautifull Carol and almost finished.

Shelleen said...

Looks great Carol. Let us know how The Pink Panther is. It looks good.

Dianne said...

You know how I love irises! Mine have all bloomed. I think some may be repeat bloomers though. One has giant seed heads (I guess).
Thanks for sharing. I want some like yours! ; )

AnneS said...

Wow, your irises are stunning - it's nice to see some lovely spring piccies, especially while I'm sitting freezing over here :) Garden spot sampler is soooooo close to being finished - way to go!! :D BTW, I'm nearly caught up to you with part one of Bordeaux Sampler ... phew! :D