“Three Beauties”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Yesterday, a friend and I went to several nurseries close to home, and even though it was very cloudy and rain threatened all day long, it turned out to be a very good day for purchasing plants. The ones I am most excited about are three Louisiana irises that are real beauties. I am looking for more of these lovely flowers in pink to light lavender tones to place in the “pink” garden, and Saturday was my lucky day.
Louisiana irises are almost finished blooming, and since I no longer buy plants that are not in bloom (too many mismarked plants out there from past experiences), I didn’t expect to find any at nurseries still in bloom. But, fortunately, there were some in bloom and in colors I wanted, one on sale and the others really inexpensive.
Meet Kay Nelson.
Isn’t she lovely? Next spring, when this one blooms it will look so nice with the other flowers in the “pink” area. It has just enough contrast with the other colors that are already planted there. Another iris purchase that I will plant near Kay Nelson will be Glowlight. I think this bicolor flower will complement Kay very well.
The last iris will go on the opposite side of our property to be in the circle garden which is predominately yellow. This is Heavenly Glow. I think it will look good with the red and yellow daylilies that are planted there that are just starting to bloom.
As I have said before, I am trying to add more perennials to my garden to make upkeep a little more manageable. I think these three lovely irises will give many years of beautiful flowers with just a little bit of care.
I can’t wait until next spring when these three beauties are settled in the garden and blooming. It is good to have things to look forward to.