Monday, March 8, 2010

Louisiana Iris

I am so looking to Spring:
The Louisiana Iris are fast growing, late spring blooming irises that do well in heavy clay soils.
And believe me we have heavy clay here in Arkansas. When I was little child back in the 40's we called it black gumbo and it would get so dry and hard you could maybe build a house with it. We went barefoot out on the farm and grand mother made us soak our feet in a tub out under the pump before she let us in the house. When we plant anything you have to dig the clay out and put lots of sand and compost . Happy spring planting!

9 comments:

Darla said...

That will be a welcome sight!!

Charlene said...

Hi....like you can hardly way for Spring. I really like your new header picture.
Have a great week.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your new header. What a pretty Iris. I know you can't wait for warmer weather and lots of sun.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Stumbled upon your blog, its very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

I'm quite a new blogger and I'm so happy blogging,I'm glad I started this year,its been quite the adventure.

Linda J. said...

Oh so beautiful!

Mildred said...

We are having very warm temps today and I really have spring fever! Love your beautiful photos.

Kay said...

I have an iris just like this in my front flower bed. My friends from work gave it to me the day I retired. It is blooming very well right now.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oh such lovely flowers...
Doesn;t this warmer weather, just renew your spirit ?

pfoconnor said...

The Louisianas are just starting to bloom well along the Gulf Coast, about two weeks behind schedule. The cool nights seem finally to be over. I guess your bloom is still a few weeks off. Hope it is a great season.

Patrick
www.zydecoirises.com/blog