My name is Mary Morgan. My garden is in the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills of Northern California (about 50 miles south of Lake Tahoe as the crow flies).
I had a white Thanksgiving. The snow did not last long, but it sure trampled my garden! I really started to miss my lovely spring-and-summer flower garden. These photos are of some of my happy gardening moments. They help me reflect on the beautiful seasons past and make me long for the first blooms of the coming spring.
I love bearded irises! My grandmother, my mom, and I all shared this love of bearded irises. We moved a lot and always took (and left) iris rhizomes.
Bearded irises reproduced quickly when we planted them. When we moved, we left a beautiful garden and took enough to start another beautiful garden.
You do not have to wait long to enjoy these beautiful irises. They even reproduce fast enough to share rhizomes with friends.
Bearded irises are hardy in Zones 3–10 and generally grow happily anywhere they have plenty of sun and decent drainage. They truly are one of the most widely adaptable garden plants. They look wonderful in the garden and make terrific cut flowers as well.
In between the irises I grow daylilies, peonies, hollyhocks, juniper beards, and California poppies as fillers. In this back garden, there are also 1500 daffodils, tulips, Dutch irises, crocuses, and Asian lilies.
I have a large garden in a rural woodland setting. I have been a happy home gardener, albeit at different homes, for almost 40 years.
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