It’s been raining for 3 days and inspite of the weather the blooms keep coming. This charming bearded Iris opened today. The funny thing is I forgot all about this pretty bi-color bloomer. How bad is that? Last fall a few of my neighbors and I swapped some rhizomes. This is one I’ve always admired in my one neighbor’s garden each spring. Can you imagine my surprise when this one opened? The name is probably long since forgotten but the memory of generous gardeners will live on everytime one of their shared treasures blooms. I started thinking how lucky I am to have some the wonderful plants I adore thanks to this same neighbor. She has shared Calla Lillies, Daylillies, Peonies, and Irises which all still happily exist in my garden to this day. Long live the tradition of pass-a-long plants! What are some of your favorite pass-a-long plants?
Archive for May 5th, 2009