Heirloom Cemetary Iris

I started relocating some of the Cemetary Iris to their more “permanent” home, although no plant in my garden is marked safe from being moved. I move plants like other people move furniture. I am in a constant state of garden-change, seeking the absolute best place for my bulb-babies. I also like to start projects and not finish them, so moving bulbs is a good diversion for anything I *should* be doing.

I have been working on re-organizing the front garden underneath the large live Oak Tree. When we first bought the Agape Haus Music Studio, there was a ratty chain link fence that suffocated the old tree.. My chickens really loved that garden, and enjoying tearing up anything I had tried to underplant. The chickens also ate every good earthworm in sight. Now, as a chicken-free gardener, I am enjoying the fine art of digging a hole and finding a good ol’ earthworm. I’m truly looking forward to better soil conditions in the years to come.

I am planting clumps of Cemetary Iris around the perimeter of the garden. I have other old Iris that garden friends have shared with me over the years, and I moved those Iris clumps as well. There should be a beautiful array of color come springtime. Iris are hardy, multiply rapidly and are the super-stars of any garden in need.

Gardeners of the past really knew what they were doing when they chose the Iris to be planted at cemeteries. The tough factor and natural vigor is inspiring. I have an Iris that came from a friend’s English ancestors, who settled in Texas during the mid 1800s. The Iris was one of the few prized possessions that made the journey to the ranch life in Texas. Iris are drought hardy and are a life-long reminder of your Grandparents.

I will have Iris available to share when the weather gets warmer. Come on by, visit the gardens and pick up some Iris. For more information, please email heirloombulbgirl@gmail.com

Happy Gardening, my friends!