My hard drive that I installed in my computer a yr and half ago crashed. I haven’t been able to back up for a couple of months, so I’ve lost most of my pictures from this year. I had a lot of nice easter flowers (over 300) that I downloaded from my camera Easter eve just after our last rain and deleted from the camera the night before it crashed. I had edited and named the ones I kept and lost all. My garden is in-between daffodils and iris during the two weeks since the crash. I have some of the few blooms during that time in the attached slide show.
Yesterday I planted a “Venus” Dogwood and a ‘Prairie Fire’ Crab Apple. The ground in the area I planted the Prairie Fire was extremely hard. My neighbor dug a hole with an agar on his tractor and I enlarged it to fit the 5 gallon tree. I made the mistake of giving Blackie a very large grub which she is crazy about. She then climbed in the hole and looking for others while I tried to finish digging the hole. I hear grubs are good grilled with a little butter. I think the only good grub is a squashed one. I haven’t used nematodes for the grubs in this area of the yard and Blackie was in hog heaven with all the little delicacies.
If you don’t like the height of the tall bearded iris, the Starwoman and Cat’s Eye iris are an intermediate iris, about half of the height as the tall bearded.
3-1-2011 pictures were removed due to space limitations