Friday, May 16, 2014

2014 IRISES in our Yard --Part I

ORANGE HARVEST IRIS -5-7-14
As you know,  I had Gallbladder Surgery on May 8... Everything went fine until I started having a different kind of stomach pain... After a trip to the doctor on May 13,  I have been treated for some kind of infection (unsure what)...  SO--it's been an 'interesting' week.  My first day out of the house was Wednesday, May 14--when I was able to get my hair cut and run some errands!!!!   To tell you the truth,  I am looking for a much better week this next week....I'm not one to be SICK very often --so when I am,  I am not a good patient!!! (Poor George!!! ha)

I have enjoyed our flowers in the yard these past few weeks ---so today I'll share 10 of our TWENTY different blooming Iris varieties this year.  I'll show you Part II in another blog post. Be sure to click on  these beauties for enlargements.


CLARENCE IRIS (our first one this year) 4-27-14



LEMON REFLECTION IRIS 5-5-14



FLOOR SHOW IRIS 5-6-14



AUTUMN BUGLER IRIS 5-6-14



HONEY GLAZED IRIS 5-2-14



QUEEN DOROTHY IRIS 5-6-14



ENGLISH CHARM IRIS 5-5-14



BLATANT IRIS 5-9-14



WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS 5-6-14


I'll close with some 'group' Iris photos... I love them individually--but also love seeing them in groups...
HONEY GLAZED IRISES 5-4-14



ENGLISH CHARM IRISES 5-7-14



ORANGE HARVEST IRISES 5-9-14
Hope you enjoyed our Irises today...  I love all of our flowers --but the Irises are extra-special.... AND--the chipmunks and squirrels and the deer (most of the time) don't bother them... The hardest perennial that we try to grow here are Tulips ---since the chipmunks love to dig up the bulbs thinking they are nuts!!!  Oh Well!!!!

I am taking a week off from blogging to get back on my feet and get back to things I need (and want) to be doing!!!!!  I will see you again on May 26....   Have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs,

67 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy I am sorry you had a bit of a set back to your operation however you should be taking it a bit easier right now and get totally recovered. I am glad you are having a break from blogging although you will be missed but I hope you will take this time to rest a bit more!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Hah i just posted on the previous post cause I couldn't
find the comments. Silly me. Have a better week Betsy.
We are back in UK from Paris and are doing well. Buddy is struggling a bit with a knee but we have him on meds of infection.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The iris's are stunning Betsy and would bring you much joy whilst you are recuperating. I am sad to hear you've had this setback, but there's no stopping you Betsy - take you week off and have a true rest.
Hugs
Rose

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Betsy! Your collection of irises is beautiful. Lovely colors and flowers. Have a happy day!

Weekend-Windup said...

Betsy, happy to hear your operation went good but sad to hear you got an infection. You have wonderful flowers in your yard. Seeing the flowers in your yard will cure your health 50%.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous!! not sure how you remember all the names. just too many to pick from ... love all the vibrant colors. ( :

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What beauties! The colors are wonderful! Looking at them should aid in your healing. I'm sorry you ended up with an infection, and hope you'll be soon back to normal.

Enjoy all that beauty surrounding you and thank you for sharing.

FlowerLady

diane b said...

Sorry to hear you had a setback in your recovery process. I hope things are improving. The irises are beautiful and must make your garden look joyous.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...feel better soon Betsy!

And as for iris, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the shades of purple.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I adore irises and yours are just perfection.
Sorry about the infection….it's hard to go through it all. {{Poor George}} HA HA . Just kidding.
I hope you're feeling better now. Rest up and take it easy.
XOXO

linda m said...

Sorry to hear about the set back. You are in my prayers. Your Irises are so pretty; I can see why you enjoy them so much. My two favorites are Orange Harvest and Blatant. Have a good week off and get better.

Daisy said...

I hope you are feeling better now, Betsy and continue to improve. Your irises are gorgeous! So many different kinds!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Beautiful iris! Tennesseeans love their irises. My mother manages to wedge quite a few varieties in her tiny condo garden. I have some pretty blue ones I brought here from home, but we don't have enough sun for them to do really well.

Hope you recover quickly. An infection is a nasty surprise. Get well!

George said...

You've captured our pretty iris beautifully in your pictures.

Andrea said...

Betsy, get well soonest. Is your gallbladder already removed? And, i love your irises more than George's roses, hahaha, don't tell him that unless he reads this! Take care. Oh you should see my GBBD at POGsite.

Dorothy said...

All your flowers are wonderful! Love the Blatant Iris! Hope you feel better soon!

LV said...

Betsy, so glad you are on the mend. I had to have gallbladder surgery, in fact the only surgery I have ever had, several years ago. I did very well and had no problems. Sometimes our bodies just get out of control. Trust you will be back to normal and healed soon. Rest and take care. One day I feel good and the next not too hot. I am okay tho.

Out on the prairie said...

Hope you are mending well. Love all these, a favorite flower of mine.

Sylvia K said...

So sorry for the setback, but hope you're feeling better and even more so before the weekend is over! Your flowers for the day are breathtaking!! Such exquisite colors!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty, Betsy! Take good care of yourself!!

David said...

Betsy, Nice photos of the Iris... What we have growing the most of this year are weeds! Its like they spring up overnight. Living in the woods like we do has some advantages and...some disadvantages. Take Care and Heal! Big Daddy Dave

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Lovely blooms and well worth the effort of selecting, planting, and nurturing them. Hoping you'll be feeling fantastic soon and have a better weekend and next week.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Iris. And you took some dandy pictures. I hope that nasty infection clears up and you are hunky dory again.
Take the time off and I just know you will feel better. MB

Liene said...

Take your time to get back to 100%! I love your irises. I learned the hard way that i'm better off with irises than tulips - my bulbs were all eaten within the first year!

Angela said...

They are all so beautiful! I think my favorite is the Queen Dorothy.

I hate to hear that you got an infection after your surgery! Did they give you a probiotic to take? After my dad had his heart surgery he got an infection and they gave him a real strong probiotic. I asked the nurse if he should be taking something like that for a preventative and was told no and then he got it! I think if he was taking it before he wouldn't have gotten it at all.

I hope you get better!

Hugs,
Angela

Ginny said...

Oh gosh, Betsy, I am so sorry! You must have gotten some kind of infection in the hospital, there are many there. I am so glad to see you, and that you are out of the house. Are you on anti-antibiotics? they should start making you feel better quickly! ALL the iris are gorgeous, my faves being Orange Harvest, Clarence, Autumn Bugler, Queen Dorothy, GOSH, I love them ALL!!! The iris are out here and I am snapping away! But unlike you, I have no idea what is what!

peaches mcginty said...

Oh Betsy, I hope you start feeling better as soon as possible. Have they given you medicine for the infection? If so I hope the medicine starts to work immediately! have as much rest as you can and be patient!! (hehe, I'm not a good patient either!) The Iris' are beautiful and I adore their names too 'waltz across Texas' and 'Queen Dorothy Iris' are wonderful! we will be waiting for your return, take lots of care x x x

Serenity Cove said...

Your irises are gorgeous Betsy. I have a few but nothing like that. Thanks for sharing! Do you have a favorite?

Fun60 said...

Hopefully next week will be a better week for you. Enjoy the peace and quiet and those beautiful irises of course.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am always amazed at the variety of irises you plant. Just beautiful.
I am so sorry you are battling an infection and just hope they are giving you powerful meds to beat it.
Do take care Betsy and just rest and recoup.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful,beautiful pictures. You take it easy now,doctors orders.Ha! Ha!

Our photos said...

I like your irises !

Jazzmin said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your infection. Sending prayers your way and hoping you feel much, much better very soon!

Your flower photos are gorgeous as always :) I had to stop and stare at the Autumn Bugler especially and take in it's beauty. What an amazing color.

Hugs to you,
Jazzmin

Happyone said...

So sorry to hear about your infection and hope its cleared up soon.
All the iris are beautiful.

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing variety of irises! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness - I'm so far behind on reading blogs and didn't even know you had gall bladder surgery. I'll be praying for your recovery. Your flowers are gorgeous!

Betsy said...

Hi Betsy, I'm sorry to read that you've had an infection after surgery. I will keep on praying for you. Your irises are beautiful. I think the Queen Dorothy is my favorite. Thank you for praying for Karen.. She is doing fabulously and may even come home in the next few days. Take care of yourself and go slowly while you recover.
Blessings,
Betsy

Carletta said...

My irises have just bloomed this week.
Sorry you are still having some health issues. Hope you will have a good rest on your time off and give yourself time to heal.

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy, happy to hear your operation went well but sad to hear you got an infection. hope you feel better really soon!

your iris's are truly gorgeous!
big hugs!

Ann said...

Oh Betsy, sorry to hear about the infection. Nothing worse than a delayed recuperation.Take care of yourself and get better.
Those irises are pretty.

Big Dude said...

So sorry to hear about the infection but glad you have those beautiful flowers to enjoy.

Neal said...

I can't pick a favorite...they are all beautiful.

Catherine said...

Hope you are feeling better and enjoying all your pretty flowers Betsy!
xo Catherine

Shug said...

Pure sweetness in your yard...I know it is absolutely gorgeous and I'm guessing you all have a lot of lookers passing by!! Hoping you get the rest that you need this weekend....Enjoy your week!!!

Janice K said...

I hope you are feeling better by now. Your flowers! Wow! I love Iris but just can't get them to bloom here. We used to have so many different ones at the farm where I grew up. They bring back good memories!

Terry and Linda said...

GET WELL SOON!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Beautiful flowers :)
Don't worry, some minor infection...things like that :) You will soon be fine. All the best and wish you a very speedy recovery ! Just relax :)

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you are feeling better. Lovely flowers - but me thinks I like that vivid orange one in the beginning!

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, these are beautiful! I love irises.

Eva Ason said...

Hi Betsy
I'm sorry to hear that you've had a set back but hopefully you'll have a better week in front of you. I can really relate to the being a bad patient part lol
Your irises are gorgeous!
Enjoy your Sunday

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous irises! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and are feeling much better.

Miss Debbie said...

So sorry for the complication...I know that was disappointing. Glad you are on the mend! The iris are beautiful...so many different colors! It is obvious you two shower your yard with love!!

Linda said...

I hope all your beautiful blooms are cheering you up, Betsy as they do me.
Hope a relaxing break does you good and you return 100% fit after the complications of the recent surgery.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am so glad to hear you are on the mend. I am keeping you in my prayers. I do love all your beautiful irises.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

So sorry to read you have gotten a 'hiccup' after your surgery, I'm sending healing wishes your way !
Your Iris are spectacular !!
~Jo

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous Iris Betsy and I too am happy to hear you are feeling better and resting up, enjoy your blogging break :)

Janie said...

I'm so sorry you had a complication that slowed down your recovery, Betsy. Sure hope you're feeling better now.
The irises are lovely. Hope George and the flowers will help cheer you up and get you going again.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Your irises are beautiful, I think I need at least ten of each! I know you are feeling better and I am so happy that you can put that behind you! You and George have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Kay said...

Wow! Your irises are absolutely stunning. However, I'm so very sorry to hear about your infection. That's scary. I'm glad you're on the mend and resting. We'll all be waiting for you and keeping you in our thoughts.

Marcia said...

Hope this comment finds you feeling better now. Your irises are lovely. Mine are just starting to bloom. It's a great time of year.

Linda said...

Get well soon!
love the irises.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
I sure hope you will get well very soon. I'm sorry about the infection and hope it clears up very soon. Glad the surgery went well.
I love all of your iris photos. They are my favorite flowers and you have such an awesome flower garden.
Love & prayers,
Brenda

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I hope you have recovered totally....poor George lol ....I sure do enjoy looking at your flowers, so pretty. Don't worry about blogging

Marie said...

I enjoyed each one more than the last! Impossible to find a favorite or two in the midst of all this beauty! You are so fortunate to have them in your yard!

Hope your rest is getting you well. Thinking of you, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Pat Tillett said...

I hope NEXT week is much better for you. Such great flowers and photos of them. Each one as beautiful as the one before it.

livingreal-blog.com said...

Betsy I'm enjoying your blog soooooo much! I've just moved back to Western NC after eighteen years. I lost my husband a few years ago, and it was hard to come back to where we spent so many happy years together hiking, taking photos, much like you and your husband. My Heavenly Father is helping me adjust to life here alone though, and I'm thankful for every beautiful Carolina day that greets me! I'm going now to sign up for your blog, and to follow you on FB. Blessings my friend!!

Barbara said...

beautiful, mine did not last very long, I have the blue ones. Hope you get over the infection soon, and get well.. George loves taking care of you..

jjjjohanne said...

Your Iris are lovely. Mine are not very strong bloomers. I need to read how to nourish them better, obviously.