Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to SEPTEMBER. My header photo this month shows a Sunset over the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, taken from our balcony at Skyland Resort in August, 2020. Have a great month ahead.

Monday, June 7, 2021

IRISES in our YARD 2021

Dear Blog Friends,  How are you?  I am doing well now (at least for now)--since I'm on a new medication for my A Fib.... We have also had a very busy month.   First was Mother's Day that you read about in my last post... Then--the next weekend,  we had a big Family Picnic in honor of my youngest son's 50th Birthday... Following on the next two weekends,   we spent a day with Mark and Robin when they were camping at Cumberland Mountain State Park (near us) --and the next week when they were camping at Fall Creek Falls State Park (about an hour's drive south of us)...   It has been a great month --and I love being with family.

Even though our Roses are blooming now,   I don't want to neglect all of our 34 varieties of IRISES we had blooming in our yard between 4/15  and now (6/4) since a few of them are still blooming! Most bloomed by the 20th of May!    SO---I made some collages and am sharing all of them in one Blog post.  Only one bloomed AFTER I made the collages--and that is of course a special one since its name is TENNESSEE VOL.  I included that one near the bottom of the post!

I won't take time to put all of the names on this post --but if you find one you especially like,  just ask and I'll send you the name...  I featured 6 pictures at the bottom --which are favorites of mine. Hope you enjoy seeing our IRISES for 2021...  Hopefully some of them, including ones which haven't bloomed yet,  will re-bloom in the Fall. 








This was a favorite of mine this Spring.  Her name is CONCERTINA and she bloomed and bloomed!!!!

Here is TENNESSEE VOL.   This was the last one to bloom this spring,  and bloomed AFTER I made the Collages...  However,  since I am a Tennessee Vol,  this one is a favorite.

This Iris has been a favorite for several years due to the 'frilly' look she has... Her name is ORANGE HARVEST.

This is one of our new IRISES named PICASO MOON.  I love that gorgeous bright yellow color.

We had this one last year,  but it didn't bloom until now... WOW--it was worth waiting for,  don't you think?  The name is PAPRIKA FONO'S ---and is definitely one of my newer favorites. 

And the WINNER (for me) again this year is BOUNTIFUL HARVEST!!!  I wish all of you could see this one in bloom.   Such an amazing beauty!!!!!

 

 I hope you enjoyed seeing our IRISES.   These plants/flowers can bring a lot of color to one's yard --and they take very little care.   They just do their own thing --and come back year after year.  The only thing we have to do is to separate them on occasion--when they spread out TOO much!!!!

And for us living here in the woods,  the DEER do not like Irises ---so we gradually have added more Irises and less Tulips (which the deer love)....  

Hope you have a very good JUNE....  We have been so cool here these past few months --but they say that we are supposed to have a VERY HOT summer.... The Roses,  Lilies and Day Lilies LOVE the heat,  but ME?  Not so much!!!!!

My question to you:  Do you have a favorite (or favorites) from this group?

Hugs,

Betsy💝💛💚💕