Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.



I love irises because they are so easy to grow and they smell so good and are so beautiful. Not very far from home is a wonderful iris farm called Argyle Acres. I've never gone, so I hope to make a trek out there this weekend and see what they have to show. Should be lovely.

Irises are so pretty. Army of Dad especially likes the purple ones. We have about five different varieties of irises in our yard. Some small light purple, large purple, small dark purple, some pinkish-lavendar and some giant white ones (lots of the giant white). They're great for spring color and aroma.

I'll try and take some pictures of our irises, too. I've been working in the gardens around the house for the past two weekends before it gets hot. Now, I need to tackle the back yard. It has been pretty neglected.


  • At 1:23 PM, April 18, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I wanna go.

    I've never seen a field of irises.

  • At 11:31 PM, April 18, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Irises are second only to sunflowers in my opinion! Both were painted by Van Gogh and so therefore...I love them!

  • At 12:52 AM, April 19, 2005, Blogger Alli said…

    My dad is certified master gardener, therefore I hate plants. (We have more plants in our yard and house than most people have blades of grass, its ridiculous).

    Irises are pretty. I saw some at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago a few years ago, they were rainforest species.

    Roses are my favorite, not red ones, but yellow ones. My grandad used to grow them and give me one everytime I saw him. *sigh* I miss him.

    Sunflowers are good too Uzz. Roses kick their ass though. :P

  • At 9:45 AM, April 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh wow, Alli. A master gardener? I bet your yard is incredible. I've thought about taking those classes after all my kids are grown. I think it would be great to have that vast knowledge.

  • At 12:32 PM, April 19, 2005, Blogger Alli said…

    Oh my dad loves it. Drive me and my mom nuts with it too. Since he retired a few years ago, we've spent more time on our yard than I ever thought possible. Our roses and vegetables are great, not so wild about the other random plants he loves.

    He loved the classes, but it takes a long time to get certified. You have to do X amount of landscaping and greenhouse work.

  • At 5:48 PM, April 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I've done lots of landscaping and learned from mistakes. Still learning as a matter of fact. No greenhouse experience yet.


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