But the Summer flowers are slumping,
and since nothing makes me happier than seeing
flowers that look like they are wearing their
very best over-the-top party dresses . . . .
Four gorgeous Irises, that once upon a time,
from 2009 to this past May,
bloomed merrily, if briefly, in our borders.
Do you think they'd make pretty postcards?
"Greetings from the gardens at That Old House."
Or, more accurately,
"Greetings from the scraggly borders at That Old House!"
Is any flower more gloriously party-dress pretty
than the rugged iris? They amaze me, every year.
Buried in blizzards, doused in spring torrents,
persecuted by chipmunks and squirrels,
they still prevail.
Amazing. What's your favorite flower? -- Cass
A Haven For Vee, for the August Note Card Party.
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.