Friday, June 28, 2013

Mourning the Irises

God Will Turn Mourning Into Gladness And Sorrow
Into Joy. 
Jeremiah 31:13
 
I have been watching as the bright and fragrant blooms of the Irises and the Lily of the Valley have dried and disappeared from my garden, and I am sad. Oh, I know there are still the flowers that I have planted that will last all season long, the roses are growing thicker every year, and the Rose of Sharon has yet to unfold her pink blossoms, but I am mourning the Irises...I always do.


 
 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:8
 
 
 ~Blessings & Love~

19 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,
    My iris hardly lasted any time this year, it could be due to the strange weather we have had. My flag iris have not even flowered this year yet, I think they are struggling a bit in this heavy clay soil. I will have to move them to a different soil, they used to be beautiful in our last garden. Never mind, I will solve the problem.

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    1. Hi Brenda,

      Our Tiger Lillies have not bloomed nor has the Rose of Sharon...both are late this year also. Probably the same reason, inconsistant weather patterns.
      The Irises said a quick "hello", and then they were gone!
      We used to have heavy clay where we lived before and it was not easy dealing with the puddles in the yard. Now we have nothing but trees and rocks, not very good for growing veggies, though we have certainly tried...now given up on it this year.
      Hope you solve the problem with your flag iris.
      ~Blessings and Love~ Lisa

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  2. It's always a little sad when the flowers fade away. Can you imagine what our gardens would look like if everything bloomed at the same time all summer long? We had lots of irises this year, but a rain wiped them out very soon after they bloomed. What type of irises do you grow? Bearded or Siberian?

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    1. Hi Jane,
      I believe they are the bearded iris...(you already made me Google 'rashers' today), LOL!

      I wonder if the Rose of Sharon has grown too big, and that's why there aren't even buds on it yet? If anyone knows, you probably do...your flowers and veggie gardens are gorgeous.
      I have tried to imagine what the yard would look and smell like with all the lilacs, irises tulips, etc.. all summer long!

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    2. Hi Lisa! Everything is late this year, so that might be it. Some of my roses have just started developing tight little buds. I don't have a Rose of Sharon bush, but I do know that it's important on how you prune them, since they only get buds on new growth. Right now it smells wonderfully lemony, as the New Dawn and Evelyn roses are putting on quite a show this year. You can smell them from several doors down. I hope to post a picture of my arbor soon. There are literally thousands of blooms on it!

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    3. Can't wait to see your arbor...Jeff has been wanting to build me one for some time now...maybe when he has more time off... or retirement, lol!

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    1. Thanks Denise, Hope you are staying cool!

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  4. I to feel sad when flowers wither and fade. :(

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    1. I wonder if it's the reminder that we too are getting older and fading maybe? But just like the flowers, we will someday be brand new in the kingdom of God, so we have that going for us ;)

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  5. Should I send you some dried lavender on to cheer you up? Here bloom lavender and white roses in the garden. They were very late because of the cold weather. But they are there.

    Yes, I also feel a bit sad when flowers wither ...

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    1. I love lavendar! I use it in the laundry as well as all around the house...did you know it is a natural flea repellant? Two dogs and no fleas, so it works!

      Our weather has been really nice this week. There are still new blooms popping up around the yard, the tiger lilies and roses are here.

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  6. Such a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Linda, glad you enjoyed this!
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  7. I love iris too, enjoying their exquisite beauty while they last, and am sad to see them so quickly fade away.

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    1. Perhaps their beauty is enhanced by the fact that it is so fleeting?
      I think they smell even better than the roses do.

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  8. Lisa...mine are gone, but this year, I brought their beautiful blossoms inside for us to enjoy a bit longer :) m.

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    1. I do that too Maria. I love the sweet smell (like lemon cake). This year my dog Buddy broke off a couple for me, LOL! So I put them in a vase very quickly.

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  9. I love that the Word of God will stand forever! That means that every single one of God's promises will come true!

    And, to everything there is a season, and if we trust the Lord, we will *bloom* in just the right time!

    GOD BLESS!

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