A stormy day still

@GardenGerty (87691)
Marion, Kansas
May 19, 2017 6:56am CST
These are the only iris I have at this time. This is how they looked last week, during good weather It is a stormy day still, and the last day of school. Yesterday afternoon I went to the swimming pool with all the second grade students, the teachers and helpers. The weather was clear enough for us to make that walk across the street to the Aquatic and Sports Center, but the rain and storms came quickly about the time school dismissed. Our classroom is moving to a room we can organize better than we have been organized, in a location that is the most suitable for the two kiddoes who will be going to third grade. It is also going to be closer for the one girl who will be fifth grade. We are bringing up a severely multiply handicapped pre school student who will need lots of space. First they will put new carpet in that room, though.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
19 May
All of my Irises have bloomed and are doing great. However today it's 47 degrees out there so they might be done now.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
Brrrr. That's a little too chilly. Hope they make it.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
@GardenGerty I don't think they are liking this cold
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
23 May
@fishtiger58 The weather is certainly strange this year.
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@Corbin5 (70297)
• United States
19 May
So glad you will have a room next year that meets the needs of the students. The last day of school! Hooray!
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
A different room certainly means a fresh start.
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@BettyB (4304)
• Summerville, South Carolina
19 May
I'm glad you're getting a better classroom next year.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
It is a lot of work, but it will be nice.
• United States
19 May
They bloomed here last month I think. We have glads blooming already.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
These were at the end of last month. I am going to go dig some up that are at a vacant lot.
@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 May
Those Irises look so pretty. Such a lovely colour.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
20 May
They get a little more shade here where I moved them and I think the color is richer because they do not get bleached out. This is the first they have bloomed since we moved.
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@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 May
@GardenGerty I found the flowers in England and Ireland very bright. I think the harsh Australian sun bleaches ours too.
• Midland, Michigan
19 May
Nice that you get to look forward to a better room for next year to help work with your students better. I don't think I have any iris's at least not that type and maybe that's one flower that only is that way? I don't remember. I have various types of lillies and something new came up this year in fact this week that I forgot I planted last fall. I planted several bulbs in various places and I hope I didn't weed the wrong plants this spring. The majority of my weeding is tall grass in the wrong place. One of my new employees will be mowing my lawn this summer and he accidentally mowed down my fern. I showed him where to not mow in the front because if you don't know the different plants you could think they're weeds. Unfortunately, I mentioned not to go around my red bud tree, but didn't point out why and he mowed right into it. He did leave my dianthus untouched, thank goodness and my small hosta he also left intact, but he thought the fern showed up there by itself I guess. I'm not too worried, though, because that will grow back fine next year and once it gets hot it usually looks burnt. We've had close to two weeks without rain, but now it's on the forecast for the next week and a half and possibly only two to four of those days rain free but maybe still lots of clouds. I told my workers to pray that it rains at night and not in the day so we can still work.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
Yes, you need clear skies in that line of work. I hope your fern does come back.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 May
@GardenGerty I'm sure the fern will be fine. This week we're having on again off again rains and still had people hoping to fit us in somewhere. We actually may make more this week with possible rain showers than we did the last two with clear skies. Go figure.
@responsiveme (12565)
• India
19 May
Hope you get your new room soon.Are those gladiolas
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
Those are Iris. We will go back to school the week of August 8th.
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• India
20 May
@GardenGerty long holidays.Nice flowers there.Havent seen Irises earlier.
• Lakewood, Colorado
19 May
Oh those flowers are beautiful Heather. Did you have to swim too Heather?
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
I usually swim when we take Elijah swimming but we had so many kids in the pool I chose to stay out so that I would have a vantage point.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
20 May
@GardenGerty Yes I get that Heather.
@Hatley (152289)
• Garden Grove, California
22 May
gui some one is playing music with bells but it 'has stopped was very pretty Our students sound very interesting and I get the feeling that the yare all cared for really well.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
23 May
We have bell chimes on our playground for the kids to play with and five different sized drums. The kids make great music with them.
@sallypup (18634)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 May
Your irises are lovely. I hope the little girl does well.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
20 May
We try to do our best for the kids. Thanks. I would like to have more perennials by next year.
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@marlina (57120)
• Canada
19 May
Pretty color
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
I like this one best when it gets moderate sun like it does here. It gets the best color then.
@andriaperry (25636)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 May
The rain is moving in here this weekend, I dont want storms but I do need a slow steady rain for the plants.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
I hope it rains for you at night.
@deniale97 (185)
• Romania
19 May
Nice flowers in the picture. I have the same flowers in my mother''s garden, but i never saw that colour. We have them in white and purple.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
I would love to get some other colors, soon.
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@JolietJake (36340)
19 May
None of mine have bloomed, several didn't even come up.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
Do they need to be dug and trimmed? Sometimes critters eat the rhizomes.
@AnthOcean (407)
19 May
good luck and stay fit and safe.
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@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
19 May
I am trying my best.
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@Susan2015 (17556)
• United States
19 May
It's good that they are making improvements to accommodate the students like that.