Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Al Denney has created in the San Fernando Valley, a replica to his house in Manaus, Brazil (center of the Amazon Rain Forest). Many of us who have never been to Al's house were pleasantly surprised by this very unusual garden.
Al Denney's Garden A proud gardener, Al Denney Baby hummingbirds were the center of attention Club members Betty Squires and Pat Tjosaas Dietes iridioides, or Fortnight Lily (was called Morea, and still is by many gardeners, although it is no longer Morea) has been reclassified as Iridaceae or part of the iris family There's a house in there somewhere!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
It's always fun to visit irisarians gardens, and this day was no different. Our club normally holds the Spring trek in April, but this year due to several events falling also in April -- the 2007 National AIS Convention in Oklahoma City, our own SFVIS Spring Iris Show, AIS's Region 15's Garden Trek, and Easter -- our club's own garden trek was pushed to May when most irises in our area normally stop blooming. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the company of our enthusiastic fellow irisarians and the plant variety of each garden. (Thanks to Jan Lauritzen for sharing some of her pictures -- they helped complete this photo blog).