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Irises in Rain Garden Today
The Irises in the rain garden were in full bloom today, a day of flowers and plants. After going to church to pick up my last Share food order, I went to my neighbor’s garden sale to pick up a few more plants and then onto to the nearby environmental public school to pick up the annuals flats, one for sun and one for shade.
The roses and peonies are ready to bloom but the Irises are dominant in the rain garden this week. Although Irises come in all types and colors the ones in our rain garden are of one type. I am not sure what kind they are but they do look a little like the ones painted by one of my famous artist, Vincent van Gogh, in 1898. (See Below)
Irises are perennial herbs, used in perfumes and some medicines. The habitat of Irises vary, “ranging from cold and montane regions to the grassy slopes, meadowlands and riverbanks of Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, Asia and across North America.” But for us and our gardens they are the “flower of the week.”
Irises, 1889, by Vincent van Gogh