Plans are still on for leaving for Nova Scotia around the 14th of June. The only thing that could hold it up is the crew painting & carpeting 3 rooms, but they promise they will be done by then.
My iris are in their glory. I'm surprised they are still alive - I have been away for two years worth of weeding & the bed is a mess. I grow a couple of types - the one in the photo above & below was developed by a colleague at SUNY Oswego, William G. McGarvey. He was a well known iris hybridizer specializing in Siberian Irises. This variety is very prolific as well as tall & majestic.
|McGarvey Beardless Iris|
While the McGarvey are my favorites, I also have a bunch developed by Laura Brinton for who I gardened while in high school. I spent many hours working on her gardens & her estate, much of which became the Brinton Brook Sanctuary.
|Laura Brinton Bearded Iris|
While not as impressive as the McGarvey variety, a field of them is beautiful:
Far less impressive, but far more practical - my blueberry bushes are also in bloom. While everyone is having problems with a lack of bees, it looks like they are getting pollinated - hoping for a big crop later in the summer.
Till next time -