My first iris has bloomed. It happens every year while I’m at Paducah. Happens that way for the past 12 or so years. This beauty is growing among the green onions! Both the iris and the green onions are a bit invasive so they can fight for their territory. When we moved here I brought a bunch of my irises with me and just put them where I could find a spot. This area at the back of the house, between the house and the sidewalk had pampas grass growing. I knew that wouldn’t last because my rule is: If it doesn’t bloom or we can’t eat it, it doesn’t stay! The pampas grass was dug up and the irises were left, then the kitchen garden was planted around the irises that were already established. Don’t you love my meticulous garden planning? 🙂
The little kitchen garden is doing ok but a bit weedy. I should be able to work in there this afternoon. It’s a bit chilly outside today! These are part of the plants waiting to be planted in the big garden. Getting started on that could happen this afternoon but I’m betting it will happen tomorrow.
The potatoes have poked through the straw. I’ll give them a few more days and then add more straw. I’ll keep you posted on how my garden grows!