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What’s in the Garden? – I

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

The garden tour letter for this week is I. One of my favourite pieces of garden whimsy is Inuky.  I actually have two of them in different parts of the garden.  This was my creative way of using up some old bricks.   The traditional inuksuks are made from rock and are stone monuments used by the Inuit as a marker for special places, interesting places, marking trails or location of food or people, navigation, or migration routes of the caribou. Iris plants of different sizes and colours are next for starting with I.  My favourites are the mid sized yellow iris
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Iris

Categories: Plants and The Garden 2019.

I love the spring when the perennial iris blooms.  There are a few different varieties in the gardens from the early blooming mini purple to the mid height yellow to the tall purples, maroons and yellows.  Each has their own time to bloom which makes it seems like there is iris in the garden for a long time each spring. I wish I knew the names of the different iris in the garden, I just know they are lovely. There are bearded, Siberian and Japanese to mention just a few. Many of them have special meaning for me. The mini
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