Imagine my delight when the mailman delivered this package today from my good blogging pal Darla @ Family and Flowers. I had told her how I had never seen a Walking Iris or Neomarica northiana. Of course being the generous gardener that she is she offered to send me a piece and included some yarrow & sedum for good measure. According to garden lore it’s bad luck to thank the person who passes a plant along to you. But since I am not superstitious and I was raised to have good manners, I want to thank you Darla for your generosity of sending me these plants. As you can see they arrived safe & sound from your doorstep to mine. Since this Iris is only hardy in zones 8-11 and I’m in zone 7b I’m going to find a pretty pot to put it in that I can bring indoors for the winter. It’s a tender tropical from Brazil that does best in part shade to shady locations. My patio will be a nice place for it to spend the summer. Happy Gardening everyone and have a nice holiday weekend!
Archive for May 22nd, 2009