Irises are blooming

My Louisiana Irises are blooming and they are beautiful this year.

My grandmother would be so proud since she gave these to me many years ago.

These are the ones in the bog and as you can see we have to remove 3/4 of these after they bloom. Bogs can not work properly if the plants are too crowded.

Luckily my sister needs about 75 for a project so she will give them a new home.

I want to take some to Livingston to plant at our future homestead.

This time of year something is blooming on every corner at the Lira house and I love it.

Little Red Lantern

This Lantern is fairly old but not an antique. Its glass was broken a few years ago so now it just hangs on the fence.

I could not help but notice what a great picture it would make.

The tangerine cross vines bloomed and climbed around the lantern.

There is always something unique to take pictures of just stop and notice what is in front of you.

Springtime

Springtime is my favorite time of the year.

It’s not cold it’s not too hot it just perfect.

Except for my allergies which have been horrible the last week.

I love working in the yard and the flower beds I like buying new plants and flowers and making everything look pretty.

This flowerbed I am currently working on it needs more petunias in a contrasting color.

The frog planter and balls are new I found this great place to buy this stuff not far from us. Not sure what I will plant in the frog planter.

Supercal Sunset Orange Petunia

This is a new variety of Petunia and I was able to snag 3 hanging baskets at Houston Garden Center.

I have no idea how much I paid for them I just wanted them lol.

This flower truly looks like a sunset.

These are supposed to be a bigger bloom and a rounder larger shape for the plant.

I love flowers, especially petunias. These will be planted in the ground for their visual impact.

Golden Dew Drop

Duranta erecta is a flowering shrub in the verbena family

It’s nick name is golden dew drop. The flowers are a deep sapphire color and truly outstanding looking.

My plant froze back and I thought it was dead with the winter freeze in February but low and behold it came back and now it is about five feet tall and 4 feet wide.

Capturing the beauty of such a tiny flower on camera is priceless.

Details of a rose

There is something about the small details of a rose as the morning dew sets on the petals.

The delicate nature of this flower, the veining on the petals and the contours of each layer.

A roses beauty is all in the details and being able to capture that beauty is all in the angles of the shot to show off the dimensions of the flowers.

Blooms

My favorite part of the spring and summertime is when everything is blooming.

These day lilies always put on a show.

Sunflowers

I love sunflowers but sometimes the birds plant them in strange places.

This year we had 3 large plants that came up smack dab in the middle of the front flower bed and they were 10 – 12 feet tall.

Once I had enough Jack cut them down and fed them to my brother in laws chickens.

They always face towards the sun which is backwards to where you are looking.

I have no idea what kind these were but they were tall plants but the flowers were tea cup or smaller.

The wildlife always contributes to the landscape in one way or another and we appreciate your contribution.

More blooms in our yard

Here are a few more blooms from our yard. We plant all colors of flowers but have more pinks and purples than anything else.

These first flowers are Petchoa it is a new cross between the Petunia and the Calibrochoa. Since I love both of these flowers I wanted to try this one out this year.

This planter is one my hypertufa one in the backyard I had made a few years ago using a exercise ball for the mold. Normally I plant petunias in it. So far the container has held up okay but I have learned a few things about making these planters to try next time. A tree limb fell on my one in the front yard and broke it.

The second flower is the Rose of Sharon also known as Althea. I love althea and this week will be going to the garden center to find a few more colors of this colorful bush. This Althea was shared with me by a twig with rooting solution and it has grown like crazy ever since. These blooms remind me of the Hibiscus.

The third flower is one of my favorites the Knock our Roses. They bloom like crazy in the spring and summer and if you want them to bloom more they love left over tea grinds. We save all our tea grinds for our acid loving plants.

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