"You are here at the right time. The irises are about a week away from their peak", said the lady that greeted us as we walked in. We heard about the iris farm from a free local magazine that gets delivered to our house every month. In the ads, it said they only open one month a year and this year they were open from April 15. But I checked the website to make sure and good thing I did because for this year, they were open from April 22.
We thought we'd visit a week after it opened. The timing was perfect for us as the weather was glorious. The farm was 35 miles away from home and is situated in the same town that is home to an outlet store - so shopping and visiting and iris farm in one trip.
The lady instructed us what to do when we find something we like to buy. Or she hastened upon seeing the hubs tripod to add that we could take pictures if that's all we wanted to do.
She read our minds. We didn't get anything home, as our gopher problems continues to give us headaches. I had planted iris bulbs two years ago. On the first year, we had a few plants. This year, there was only one. I think bulbs are much too delicious for the gophers to resist. Until we get our gopher problems in check, I will not be planting any bulbs in the garden. As a matter of fact none of the tulips came out this year. I'm guessing they had been gopher lunch long time ago.
Here are what we captured on our iris farm visit.
I'm a fan of tile mosaic, since I saw Gaudi's creations.
You can see not all the plants have blooms.
And now the irises:
If you want to see my Iris Farm album on flick'r, please click here.
This is my entry for this week's MY WORLD (#118).