Good gardening friend Barbara Gardener checks in with an Iris Update:
"I planted a lot of these 2 years ago. (pink, blue, yellow and purple) They were supposed to be recurring blooms. This is the first year they actually did it. I think they would have been a lot happier with a little (lot) less rain. They are planted on a steep slope so they drain well which is a help.Those at the bottom of the hill I'm pretty sure have rotted. More planting space for next year--more business for Skillins."
Barbara is absolutely correct in that iris prefer a well drained soil so the iris at the top of her slope are probably happier than those at the bottom. I am sorry that some did not work out for Barbara but we always look forward to seeing her visit us!
Lovely picture by the way!
June 30, 2009