Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pictures This Time, But Not Knitting

First year of these yellow irises our neighbor gave us in the fall. We planted them in the place where the big silver maple had been in the front yard.

While I was out taking pictures of the irises and peonies, I noticed one of the strawberries is just about ready! We're going to have a bumper crop. We'll have to make jam before we move.

A big opulent white peony with magenta trim on the petals, only in black and white.

Lambs ear

I love these siberian irises even more than the big showy ones. I hope we'll be able to find a happy spot for some in our new yard.


Cindy G said...

Wonderful photos. I can almost smell the peonies.

Bezzie said...

Are you taking any of your plants? Or is that considered tacky when you sell a house?

Love the peonies--but not the evil ANTS!

Elizabeth said...

Bezzie, It is against the rules to strip out the plants from the garden once the house is under contract. However, we're waiting to list our current house until after we buy the new one. We definitely plan to do a little creative thinning and relocating of plants.

shandy said...

Beautiful irises! Lots of things in an establiahed garden could lose a section without anyone noticing. Not like the light fittings which the previous owner of my in-laws house stripped out before moving!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I have tried Siberian irises, and Japanese ones, too. I have the perfect spot for them, but they don't like it there. White peonies are my favorite flower of all. I don't mind the ants.