Thursday, May 30, 2013

Time For The Black Iris

The Black iris has appeared for the season. We are never quite sure if it will show up or where exactly it may be. There are a lot of iris in the wild cultivated gardens. It is hard to keep track of them all. When they bloom well Bulbarella gets a hankering for more.



























The unknown roadside rose is having a good year. Whoever it is, it has a good degree of salt tolerance. Growing things along the edge of the road can be a challenge after a winter of many snows.





















The only poppy we have. My poppy seed sowing back in February was for naught. They can't compete with the Lush. If I want poppies in this narrow strip between the road and the roadside vegetable garden, the Lush will have to go. Come late fall I may be willing to start over from scratch.





















Mountainous rhododendrons now tower above the wild cultivated gardens. One day mine could be this big.





















Out at the back of the patch, more Black Iris are swelling, getting ready to burst.


5 comments:

Swimray said...

You always have great rhodies photos.
Ray

nataliewitt said...

Never thought that a black iris can be so lovely..

Dianne said...

Now, I am going to have to get a black iris! Love the Rhodies. I don't have any domestic ones, but the wild ones will be blooming soon. The one called Mountain Ivy is blooming here. The Mountain Laurel will be within two weeks. I am using the local terms for these two.

Lola said...

Words escape me for now.

Skeeter said...

Oh my, what beauty on the mountain...