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Red #Roses & Sonata in Blue Bearded #Irises Share Spotlight!

      Due to cool and rainy Spring weather, our rosebush is much larger than usual. It is so large that it is crowding our Sonata in Blue Bearded Irises. The result is a stunning contrast of colors: red roses in the background and lavender Iris blooms in the foreground. We also love the […]

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Bearded #Irises Prepare for #SpringParade! #spring #garden

    It’s late Winter in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and in just a few hours, we are expecting a Nor’easter barreling up the east coast. The temperatures today are in the high 40s and the sun is shining bright! Our main concern is that our Spring-blooming plants survive a snow blizzard! Thankfully, […]


#Garden of #Perennials Minimizes Work Time Expense! #gardens

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! It is full of low maintenance perennials that return every year. We don’t have to buy and plant new flowers, shrubs and vines. We just remove dead growth in early Spring, prune […]

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Side Garden (Burgundy Tea Herb, Yellow Lillies, Milkweed Bush, "Sonata in Blue" Bearded Iris, Red Roses, Golden Yarrow) how to garden beginner gardener

6 Steps to Prepare #Spring #Garden! #gardens #gardening

                      The pics show our Side Garden in late Spring to early Summer. As you may know, it takes some work to get there. The video below shows our Side Garden after a long, cold and snowy Winter. Below the video, we have 6 steps […]


#Tinkerbell #Irises Blooming! #flowers #blueflowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Tinkerbell” Bearded Iris are blooming! Tinkerbell Irises are smaller Irises, about 6 to 8 inches tall. They multiply quickly, so if you enjoy giving away plants to your neighbors, friends, and relatives, these are the perfect Irises for you!   For the beginner […]

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"Lady Friend" Bearded Iris beginner gardener how to garden

“Lady Friend” Bearded #Iris #Flowers! #raspberry #flowerpower

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Lady Friend” Bearded Iris are blooming! These Irises are so beautiful in color that they remind us of raspberry lollipops! We have more Irises this year because it rained quite a bit this Spring. Therefore, we have learned that Irises like to stay […]


“Sonata in Blue” Bearded #Irises! #flowers #blueflowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Sonata in Blue” Bearded Iris are blooming! These Irises are usually light blue in color, but this year they are deep lavendar or light purple. We can only assume it is due to the abundant rains this season. If anyone knows why Bearded […]

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"Indian Chief" Bearded #Irises beginner gardener how to garden

Indian Chief Bearded #Irises! #flowerpower #flowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Indian Chief” Bearded Irises are blooming! These Irises are burgundy with gold accents. We have an abundance of Bearded Irises this year. We can only assume it is due to the frequent rains this season. To learn the secret to continuous Iris blooms […]


#Succulent #Sedum & Stunning #Irises! #flowers #pink

        Our most durable perennials are Bearded Irises, which bloom in the Spring, and Sedum, which bloom in Autumn. We must love pink because we have an abundance of pink Bearded Irises and pink Sedum in our garden! Bearded Irises and Sedum are very easy to maintain. Most importantly, Bearded Irises provide […]

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5 Stunning Bearded #Irises! how to garden beginner gardener

5 Gorgeous Bearded #Irises! #flowers #flower #flowerpower

      Our collection of 5 gorgeous Bearded Irises consists of: Tropical Butterfly (top left of collage) Indian Chief Bearded Iris (top right of collage) Heirloom Bearded Iris (bottom left of collage) Sonata in Blue Bearded Iris (bottom middle of collage) Lady Friend (bottom right of collage) For delightful pics and videos of each […]


6 Steps to Design a #Garden! #gardendesign

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]

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Side Garden (Milkweed, White Lilies, Barberry) beginner gardener how to garden

15 Gorgeous #Plants in Our Side #Garden! #gardens #gardening

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]


“Indian Chief” Bearded #Irises! #flowers #flower #flowerpower

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Indian Chief” Bearded Irises are blooming! These Irises are burgundy with gold accents. We have an abundance of Bearded Irises this year. We can only assume it is due to the frequent rains this season. To learn the secret to continuous Iris blooms every […]

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"Sonata in Blue" Bearded Iris beginner gardener how to garden

“Sonata in Blue” Bearded #Iris #Flowers! #blueflowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Sonata in Blue” Bearded Iris are blooming! These Irises are usually light blue in color, but this year they are deep lavendar or light purple. We can only assume it is due to the abundant rains this season. If anyone knows why Bearded […]


“Tropical #Butterfly” Bearded #Iris Blooms! #flowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and we are excited to see our “Tropical Butterfly” Iris blooming! if you will notice, we don’t have many Irises blooming because the Irises have become crowded. When you view the below video, you will see an excellent example of many Iris plants with no […]

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"Lady Friend" Bearded Iris beginner gardener how to garden

Nature’s Version of Raspberry Lollipops! #Irises #flowers #flower

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Lady Friend” Bearded Iris are blooming! These Irises are so beautiful in color that they remind us of raspberry lollipops! We have more Irises this year because it rained quite a bit this Spring. Therefore, we have learned that Irises like to stay […]


#Tinkerbell Bearded #Irises! #flowers #blueflowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Tinkerbell” Bearded Iris are blooming! Tinkerbell Irises are smaller Irises, about 6 to 8 inches tall. They multiply quickly, so if you enjoy giving away plants to your neighbors, friends, and relatives, these are the perfect Irises for you!     For the […]

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Bearded Iris beginner gardener how to garden

#Heirloom #Garden: Bearded #Irises & Tiger #Lilies! #gardening

          We call this our “Heirloom Garden,” which is a combination of Bearded Irises and Tiger Lilies. The Irises and Tiger Lilies were transplanted from my Mom’s garden 15 years ago. Therefore, we call them our “heirloom” Irises and Tiger Lilies.The Bearded Irises are just starting to bloom. The Tiger Lilies […]


#Spring Bearded #Irises on Parade! #flowerpower #flowers

      Believe it or not — Spring is just around the corner! It’s always darkest before the dawn, and we have experienced record cold temperatures, snow blizzards, and multiple snow/ice events. So our thoughts are turning to Spring. One of our most dependable perennials are Irises. Why Plant Irises? Irises bloom in the […]

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Front Sidewalk #Garden is #LowMaintenance! #gardening

  Our Front Sidewalk Garden includes Red Potted Geraniums, Japanese Wildflowers, Euonymus Shrub, Tall Arborvitae Evergreens, and Irises. In our birdbath, we placed Hens and Chicks succulent plants. The Front Sidewalk Garden is very low maintenance … we prune the Euonymus a couple of times per year to keep it small. The Japanese Wildflowers require […]


Gorgeous Side #Garden Stands Up & Greets U! #gardening

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]

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5 Stunning Bearded #Irises! how to garden beginner gardener

How to #Plant & #Grow #Irises! #iris #flowers

Why Plant Irises? Irises bloom in the spring and they love full sun! Their blooms are unique, with a colorful bloom on top and another bloom hanging at the bottom, hence “bearded” iris. Irises are very easy to maintain. How to Plant Irises The most important aspect of planting irises is they like for their […]


#Irises Stopped Blooming? Here’s Why … #iris #flowers

Our Tinkerbell Irises have stopped blooming, and the reason is because Irises don’t like to be crowded. Irises multiply quickly, and if they get too crowded, they stop blooming. The secret to get them blooming again is to dig them up and divide them, as we demonstrate in the videos below. For beginner gardeners, the […]

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5 Stunning Bearded #Irises! how to garden beginner gardener

#Autumn Perfect Time 2 Divide #Irises! #iris #flowers

The cool temperatures of Autumn make it a perfect time to dig up and divide your Irises. Why dig up and divide Irises? if you have noticed that your Irises aren’t blooming as much as they used to, it’s probably because Irises don’t like to be crowded. They multiply quickly, and once they get too […]


4 Hot Bearded #Irises in Full Bloom! #springblossoms

  Why Plant Irises? Irises bloom in the spring and they love full sun! Their blooms are unique, with a colorful bloom on top and another bloom hanging at the bottom, hence “bearded” iris. Irises are very easy to maintain. How to Plant Irises The most important aspect of planting irises is they like for […]

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