The summer was so unbearably hot that I didn't take care of most of my flower beds like I should have. Now that the weather has cooled off, I'm loving working in the yard, again.
A long, long time ago, a neighbor friend was dividing his old german bearded irises and shared them with me. When I moved to my current home, I dug up and brought lots of my plants, including the iris bulbs to my new home. I've loved them all of these years. But, as my trees have grown and spread they are blocking sunlight and I've lost all but one of my friend's irises. A few days ago, when I was cleaning out an overgrown flower bed, I was so happy to see that this last one is coming out, again. I have put it in better sun and am going to pay very close attention, now. By next spring, I'm hoping to have, at least, two more irises coming up. I bet I will!