2014-12-25 Best Bet Iris

I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Christmas. Jack and I feel so blessed, we’ve had a beautiful day. I spent the morning playing in the garden with my gift. IRISES! I’ve always loved them but have never been able to get them to grow in the areas we’ve lived. One of the first things I noticed when we moved to our new home were the irises growing in the surrounding yards. So the other afternoon when Jack yanked me away from the easel we went to our local nursery. As we parked he said, “I know you love Irises. Go pick out a bunch! MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

2014-12-25 Autumn Circus Iris

Isn’t this one cool? It’s called “Autumn Circus”. The Iris in the first picture is “Best Bet”.

2014-12-25 Iris Garden 3 close up before planting

The iris bed fit perfectly in front of the raised planter along our driveway. They’ll get plenty of sun for lots of purple blooms that will look striking with the yellow Pansies, Bluebonnets and Red Corn Poppies in the taller planter.

2014-12-25 Iris Garden 5

My Christmas Iris are all nestled in their new home, lightly mulched and accompanied by Red Corn Poppies in the blue ceramic container. You can click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

2014-12-25 Yellow Iris in Cactus garden 1

Had a few left over so I tucked them into our Cactus garden in the back yard. Purple Texas Sage and Salvia surround the yellow Iris. That’s “Sparky” our garden mascot! Enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day. AND… please take a moment to say a prayer for everyone in the Military and Law Enforcement along with their families. They sacrifice so much so we can be safe and enjoy our freedom. BIG HUGS,

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10 Responses to “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

  1. Mary Solomon Says:

    Merry Christmas! I’m having a great time. Christmas in Vegas. I hope you have a great rest of the year and next year too.

  2. porky Says:

    Merry Christmas…. always follow your paintings but haven’t written in awhile… Have a blessed new year… and isn’t it wonderful what our Cowboys are doing this year!…

  3. Diane Says:

    Merry Xmas. And a happy new year to you both!
    It’s 32 degrees Celsius in Perth Western Australia .So we have cold ham turkey and salads usually on Xmas day and swimming in the pool or beach!
    Love your irises and am hoping they will feature in your next painting.Love following you everyday……Best wishes,Diane

  4. lori landis art Says:

    Merry Christmas to You and Jack and a very blessed New Year!

  5. Ed Mac Says:

    And a very Merry Christmas and a Awesome New Year to the two of you!!!

  6. Sallie Nardone Says:

    How lovely, what a wonderful Christmas gift. I wish you both a grand 2015 with many, many blessings,Sincerely, Sallie Nardone

  7. Katerina Vanezi Says:

    I wish you Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Thank you very much for the art lessons, they have helped me very much because I was self taught on how to draw and the lessons helped me very much. You are my best teacher! Best wishes.

  8. Sarah Bottjer Says:

    Happy New Year Mikki and Jack! May 2015 bring you all you wish for 🙂 . It’s freezing here in dear old England but looking forward to a tot or two later to warm us up and welcome in the new year.
    Also looking forward to reading both of your blogs next year! They are always so informative and interesting.
    All the best
    sarah x

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