The first twenty-four comprise four colors, white, purple and two blues - light and dark. The other twenty-four will be different; each one will be both blue and white. Neal and I have an idea of how we want it to look, but it's a bit tricky. I would like for it to look similar to white gulls flying over blue water. If it isn't successful, we may have to move some around in a few years once they get settled in, established and bloom for us. I hope not, for digging up established Siberians can be back breaking. Of course by then, who knows where he will be. I wonder how many years it will take them to start blooming.
After watering-in the newly planted irises, he packed all our stuff uphill and put everything away, but forgot to turn off the garden hose. (He has a lot on his mind right now.) Later in the evening I heard water running in the pipes so I went down there to check and sure enough it was running. A large flock of robins was having a great party - more worms and lots of mud for making nests. Much activity.
Earlier, while we were working on the project, and I was standing at the lowest point looking up toward the rockery. I said, "Neal, when we stand right here and look 'up-stream' it leads the eye straight to those yellow irises." (Standard dwarf bearded irises blooming in the Rockery.) He said, "WHOA - that's lucky!!"
Once, as he stood next to the rockery looking 'downstream' of the way we had placed them, he said, "Looking down like this, the way we have them laid out, it looks like water flowing to that spot (pointed where) then it flows around it on both sides as if there is a large rock there."
In a short while as he dug yet another hole for another iris his trowel hit something. I asked if he had hit a large tree root. He said, no, he thought it was a rock - or gravel. He worked around and found the edge and worked and finally got it pried out. He said, "Well, here's your rock!" We laughed and I said, "I know where that one is going." He picked it up and placed it where the imaginary rock had been.
Rock In Stream of Irises