Wednesday, June 15, 2011

thank you, charles



I pride myself on being a practitioner of what I like to call "Darwinian Gardening." Think of it as survival of the fittest -- whatever survives my lackadaisical care and the predations of our large deer population is deemed fit to stay in my garden. In practice, this involves a large number of Siberian Iris, which is just fine with me as I love their ethereal grace... This particular clump are all volunteers, which is the ultimate in Darwinian Gardening. :)

9 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely!

Gail said...

...and they look good even when they are not blooming. I, too, follow that theory and now I have a name for it.

Country Girl said...

I believe we may garden the same way . . . this is a lovely.

SKC said...

Beautiful.

Anna said...

Your capture is exquisite!!! A favorite flower of mine, also. Your approach to gardening makes me smile, as we have lots of deer friends too, or are they foes at times?

Emom said...

Such a graceful bloom...smiles.

Emom said...

In fact....I subscribe to the "Chiffon theory" of gardening..."It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature"...smiles.

Oliag said...

HeeHee!! You have described my style of gardening so well! The survival of the fittest! Love it!

Katy Noelle said...

Brilliant! In my garden - it has to be able, apparently, to survive the chickens and the mystery something that occasionally visits and digs holes without leaving footprints....

I've had a tremendously tough time photographing irises - yours is lovely! I think that the garden hasn't filled in enough to get a nice bokeh - more dirt than green.