Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Iris

This Iris has always bloom in November, so I call it my Thanksgiving Iris.  This year, however it was my Halloween Iris.  I was glad to see it open up on October Thirty First this year.  Last year when I went to Tyler, Texas.  I pick it and took it first to Shreveport, La.  We go to Charlotte's then go to Johnnie's, both families saw my Thanksgiving Iris.  No, this Iris  has not got the time of year mixed up.  It is a rebloomer and
Inside of an Iris
should bloom three times a year, spring, summer, and fall.  I have several of this kind, however most bloom only in the spring.  I have learned a few things about Irises, do not over water.  I do not like a bed with just Irises.  I plant mine inside my rose beds.  This does create a problem, roses need more water than Irises.  I have lost some of my because of over watering.  Next year I will plant them differently.  I will plant them in pots in the ground with the lip of the pot above ground  when I water the beds the water will not get on the Irises.  I will water them only once a week.  Also plant Iris crowns above ground. I like the inside of the Iris, I always take a picture of the inside.

Hope you have enjoyed reading about my Thanksgiving Iris that the witch brought.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, hope you grow one of your own.  Happy gardening from Carrel and I, Juanita.

 The cat smelling the witch who brought the Iris.

 The Halloween witch who brought the  Thanksgiving Iris.

 My hair dresser and friend, Evon Jones, also made this  witch.

 I am buying fourteen of these, for my children and grandchildren who are on their own. 


  1. Lovely iris. They are such a regal flower. I have a cat with the same colors as yours!

    1. Thanks Betty she is a mess She tries to bit me when I start in the door.

  2. Cute witch and lovely iris. How nice to have it rebloom. I knew irises were hardy but didn't know you shouldn't overwater them.

  3. They get crown rut with too much water. That why some people plant just beds of Iris but I like every thing in my beds. My friend is very good at painting gourds. Thanks for reading my blog

  4. Great little story about your "Thanksgiving Iris!" <3 your blog & true life adventures & gardening advice! ;)