Tuesday, May 10, 2022

WHEN IRISES BLOOM for "Tea In The Garden"

 I wanted to get out and take some photos
of the Irises before they are gone.  It
happens so quickly when it gets hot.
  Last year I did buy 2 unusual new kinds
 of Irises to plant but I don't see blooms yet.
  I think it may take another year for those
to develop.

We have just enough time
for a cup of tea before it
gets too hot.  Today it is
supposed to be in the 90's.

I brought out a picnic basket I
decoupaged years back.  I love
the artwork of Edith Holden
who lived from 1871-1920.

She wrote The Country Diary of 
an Edwardian Lady.

I decided I best not waste this opportunity
to set up another tea in the garden.

I am so happy and blessed to see warm
weather.  For some reason, I was cold
all winter.  I wore many layers to keep
warm.  Today it was fun to make a big
bouquet to display.

I heard a familiar sound out of the
window today and knew it was a
beloved House Wren.  I have been
anxiously hoping one would show 
up soon singing his beautiful tune.
I looked out and saw he is building
a nest in that little birdhouse on top
of the arbor over the gate.

A fun owl in the garden:

 We will enjoy every stage of the
garden this year.  

Toile is so pretty in all colors
 but this
purple is thrilling:

I hope you enjoyed this visit
to my garden.


Vee said...

Oh I did! Your garden is beautiful and the pictures you took are fabulous. I didn't know that it could take another season for irises to show up.

Debby said...

Wow, beautiful yard.

Judy from Sato said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful garden! Wish I could stop by for a cuppa ! :)

corawithcamera.blogspot.com said...

So thankful to at least get to visit at least by photos. Thanks for your online hospitality

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I did enjoy my visit to your garden! I don’t have any Iris is my garden, but I do have a teacup with them. Your bouquet is magnificent!

Lynn said...

We seem to be having heat this week too up here. But no iris blooming yet.
I so enjoy the cottage garden you have to share. And a tea to go with it!

Deanna Rabe said...

I love seeing your garden! My iris will not be in bloom for several weeks.

You know I love tea too, and am the happy owner of one of your tea cozies, but the thing that caught my attention is that lovely hat! I'd love to find one like it!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

So beautiful, Bernideen! We love irises. Have just one variety that we brought home from my aunt's house decades ago. We think of her every spring when their fragrance fills the air.

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful garden, just heavenly!