Thursday, May 7, 2015

I could call this a gold post

Why didn't I wait!



I was so excited with seeing the golden Iris blooming amongst all the lavender Iris yesterday that I ran and got the camera...too soon.



I should have waited. Today the blooms are fully opened and so much prettier!



Oh my gosh! I've got to take care of this one and remember to cut the stalk off after the bloom is gone. Thank you Jo!

I'm thinking now that I will order more of the different colors.



The apple mint has come back this year. Several years ago Lynn was visiting some kin folk up in the North Carolina mountains and brought me a cutting of their apple mint. It is beautiful. It grows pretty tall, like two feet, and has fuzzy feeling leaves.

Okay, I need to get up from here and get back to work! Thank you for stopping in. :)

Love,
Henny



20 comments:

  1. Awesome! Have a wonderful Friday and a blessed weekend. ♥

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    1. Hey Linda! Thank you and you have a blessed weekend too.

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  2. That golden iris is gorgeous! I was just gifted with some iris corms and my daughter-in-law recently moved into a house with iris in the garden. We don't know what colors we have and can't wait for them to bloom. I doubt we have golden ones, though.

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    1. It will be exciting to see the Iris open and what colors you both have. The Iris here are prettier this spring than ever before. ?

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  3. The gold iris is very pretty! Apple Mint, that is new to me. Sounds nice though.

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    1. Thank you. I do like the apple mint. Wish I knew more what to do with herbs. :)

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  4. Your chicken matches your flower. Both are very pretty.

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    1. I can't believe I caught him with his mouth wide open! Thank you!

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  5. Oh how beautiful! I love the Gold!! The flowers are and the chicken is so bright! Does Apple Mint have a apple scent?

    Love you.

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    1. Me to! That apple mint really does have apple/mint scent. It smells good! Every time we talk about plants I am reminded of the chocolate vine. I need to just send you a few cuttings. It is easy to root. I will try doing that. :) You're probably thinking yeah right! :) Love you!

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  6. Impressive, the colour is beautiful and I am so envious of the apple mint. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you! Wish I could sent you some of the apple mint. :)

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  7. How beautiful! The iris's and the chicken. All your plants are so much more along then here in Ontario. My mint is only a few inches high. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you! I love the big kitty cat you're holding. Hope you don't mind that I visited and enjoyed your blog. That is the cutest Albino Squirrel! You have a good weekend too!

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    2. Thanks for visiting! The cat I am holding passed away at the end of March. He was a big sweetie.

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    3. Oh I am so sorry. He looks like he would have been very sweet.

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  8. Never heard of apple mint. It looks just like the ordinary (I guess) mint that has been growing in my garden since we moved it. It's the one thing that survives the hungry deer, destructive chipmunks, and me!

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  9. Maybe you have apple mine. It does have fuzzy leaves and nothing bothers it around here either. :)

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  10. The iris is just beautiful. I've never heard of apple mint either. I'll have to check at the garden center here. They have all different "flavors" of mint but I don't remember seeing apple flavor. It sounds interesting.

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  11. Like the other comments, I love your golden Iris. I used to have apple mint but one spring it didn't come back so I guess it was too wet because we don't have very cold winters here near the coast. I do have the regular mint and it is VERY hardy.

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