Dividing Iris: Follow these four easy steps for prolific blooms year after year

Old-fashioned Siberian iris along with the popular Bearded hybrids are among of my favorite late spring bloomers. Their delicate, intricate blooms appear too sensitive to touch as they balance among sword-like leaves. Unfortunately they don’t bloom long enough- here today, gone tomorrow. The key to keeping your iris’ blooming prolifically year after year is proper and timely divisions of the rhizomes. The rhizomes produce new … Continue Reading →

Country Cottage Gardens: Top 10 cottage flowers and more

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” – Luther Burbank I love the natural feel and look of country cottage gardens… the welcoming, calm and soothing way they draw you in. They captivate you and make you want to linger a little while longer. … Continue Reading →