Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some Iris Love

My dear friend, Shirley is home at last.  I have missed her.
She brought me home this great big bunch of mauve iris and a cutting of it to plant up into my garden.  So thoughtful. Thank you Shirley.
Shirley's mauve Iris
Iris Flowers MauveIris Mauve close up
Some time back she also gifted me with a bulb of the white iris and it has flowered at last.  Beautiful!
White Iris
I am not in love with the weeds surrounding this beautiful plant.  Could the good fairy please weed and mulch my flower garden??
Two Iris
My purple Iris.

Our city’s Carnival of Flowers starts this weekend so we are looking forward to having a look around the champion gardens and popping into the flower, food and wine festival in Queens Park.
Also my quilt group’s annual exhibition of quilts starting on Saturday and gong through til Friday 23rd.  It is always a visual treat and loads of fun hanging out with our quilting buddies.  Should be a great week.

8 comments:

Marg said...

ooooh lovely, I love iris, those are really beautiful.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di,

I am back too!! Shirley was very sweet to bring back that lovely bunch of flowers for you and to give some for in your garden. I really love that White Iris too. Very special. OH, how I would love to hang out at your Quilt exhibition with you and Shirley and all your quilting buddies. Have a great week. Hugs Judy

Suztats said...

Beautiful irises, Dianne. Nice to have our friends return home, isn't it? Extra special when they bring such lovely gifts.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Di,

So happy to know that Shirley is back! I know that you really missed her. You have a lot of catching up to do. :)
How sweet of her to bring you the lovely flowers.
Hope you have a fun time with the Quilt Group.
Oh, love your New Header.
Hugs

Anneliese said...

Wonderful bouquet of Shirley - so nice - you deserve it!!

Radka said...

What beautiful flowers from Shirley :) I hope she is better now.

Linda said...

Lovely blooms Dianne, and even lovelier to have Shirley home again. Hope the Carnival goes well this weekend - certainly going to be better weather. Enjoy the festivities, and have a great time talking quilts with the ladies. Sadly, I won't be down to see any of it, but I will be with you all in spirit.

Julie said...

Oh how fortunate you are to be able to plant bulbs, I am green with envy!