Cricket Song Farm

Cricket Song Farm

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


The Iris are blooming.  Iris is my favorite spring flower.  Well, it may be my favorite flower along with the sunflower, um--------------or hollyhocks,  or---------wild roses,-------or dandy lions, or-------When the Iris bloom it gives me hope that it will warm up eventually.  It is still freezing hard at night.  18 degrees on Friday night,  (yep, I live in burrrrrrrl) .

The word Iris  means RAINBOW.  Iris is the flower of the Greek Goddess IRIS who is the messenger of love.

they look as if they are dancing

Plant Care:  apply compost in the spring.  In Autumn, trim away dead foliage and prune back to a height of 4 to 5 inches.  Once the soil has frozen, apply a layer of mulch to protect the roots from heaving out of the soil.  Cover the roots with additional soil if they become exposed.  Divide every 4 to 5  years.  With my short season I have found early spring time is the best to transplant.  They however, usually will not bloom until the following spring.  Generally it is recommended to divide and transplant in the late summer.

There are well over 200 varieties of Iris and they come in many colors.   Their beauty is undiscribable and poetic.  I have  yellow, peach, purple, blue, and pale blue here at the farm.

What's your favorite flower?


  1. I'd have to say the sunflower because it's the only flower I seem to be able to grow.

  2. I would have to say dandilions. There is nothing better than a handfull of dandilions from your little ones who are so proud of themselves for finding them for you.