May 26, 2010

The Scent Of Iris

Hello Friends~ ~ ~

Do you enjoy the scent of Iris?
I love to fill my nose with it this time of year.

Let's share a glass of iced coffee as we walk in the garden.

This arrangement is in one of my favorite vases.
Iris and Pink Honeysuckle.

My Favorite Iris
"Warm Laughter"

Back to the garden.

I adore how my "Celsiana" rose has embraced
"Warm Laughter"

Love in the Garden.
Celsiana is a wonderfully scented old fashioned rose.
Shame it only blooms once a year.
I love how the yellow center peeks out.

Do you know what this is?
If you are squeemish about bugs
You may want to fast forward now.
They really are amazing and only 1/4"
long when they make their entrance
into the world from this cacoon.

Can you see all of the tiny Praying Mantis?

Just this week we have had 3 cacoons hatch.
We watch them all summer and truly
enjoy having them around the garden.
Do you have Praying Mantis
in your garden?

Let's end this post with pictures of my
lovely Pink Honeysuckle.
Can you see the little bird house hidden inside?

Here is a better shot.
We have a humming bird that loves the Honeysuckle.
Thanks for stopping by and
sharing a walk in my garden.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Kathy said...

Ahrisha! Love the Iris' mine have long past bloomed! I have to find Warm Laughter! Sooo gorgeous!
Thanks for the lovely walk - love iced coffee!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey girl!

yummy! That iced coffee looks soooooo good but I'll be dog if I can't reach and grab it! haha!
Your flowers are gorgeous...just beautiful!
I got lost in your blog as I found myself scrolling and scrolling, looking at all of your beautiful vignettes and displays. Your photos are beautiful and I love the beautiful things you share with us.
Have I told you how happy I am that you found me? You led me back here to your wonderful place and now I'm hooked :)

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie~

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Ahrisha
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your Iris. Gardening is so much fun. I enjoy being outside so much. I am joing you as a follower. Your blog is beautiful.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your garden is so lovely. I wish I could grown Iris like yours.


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Ahrisha.. Your garden looks so lovely! What a great vase! And the pink Iris's are gorgeous!
I wish I had praying mantis.. My Grandmother had them in New Mexico, she always kept a couple with her house plants in the screened porch.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh the purple iris is one of my favorites.

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Good Morning Ahrisha,
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog this morning. Your walk in the garden made me smile. I have hundreds of tall bearded iris' in a huge iris bed. I love the wonderful old fashioned scent they have...reminds me of orange juice. We have them in dozens of different color combos and we look forward to their blooms every April/May. Thanks for sharing yours ;-)
Janet xox did you know I loved iced coffee???

a quiet life said...

i can smell the iris from here...

Rosemary said...

What a lovely and refreshing break to my day this walk in your garden was, it truly is very pretty. I love that Warm Laughter iris, beautiful colors.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ahrisha, This is a beautiful post! I can just imagine your garden full of these beautiful Iris'. And your pink honeysuckle is gorgeous! I didn't know we could grow it in our part of the country.

Let's check our calendars- The middle of June looks like a good time to have you for a visit. I'll e-mail you. I found a great antique shop!
Beautiful as usual.

hugs, Yvonne

Kathleen Ellis said...

Your Iris are beautiful, Ahrisha! Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with us!
Do you know if there is somewhere in PA that one can purchase preying mantis? I'd like some in my garden to eat the pesky mosquitos!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
;-D Kathleen

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Ahrisha,
What a beautiful garden. The iris is so lovely. Thank you for ocming by and following along. I'm a new follower too.
Good weekend to you,

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Cathy said...

Arisha, your photos are wonderful! Your iris are very beautiful. I've never seen a praying mantis in my yard, I don't know if they exist here.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your flowers are so beautiful! Does the hummingbird live in that house? We have hummingbirds but have never seen a nest.

BTW, I have heard that praying mantis pray on hummingbirds. Here is a is very sad :-(

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Oh my gosh, Ahrisa. I totally agree about the scent of iris. I can't get enough of it! Love the arrangement you created. We also have a plethora of beach roses here on Cape Cod that grow wild along the beach roads. They too, have a strong, spicy aroma that is intoxicating.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Arisha, I think those are the prettiest Iris' I've seen. We don't see very many here in OK that are such a pale lavender color! Absolutely stunning!!!

Debbie said...

What a lovely blog you have. I love the pics of all your flowers...especially the honeysuckle.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Kathy said...

Hello Ahrisha! Thanks for stopping by again, I always appreciate your visits and your comments!
God Bless,

Donna said...

Hi Arisha
Your flowers are so pretty! My irises just finished blooming. they are one of my favorite flowers. I think I say that about all flowers! :) thanks so much for stopping by! I will be sure to post more photos of the baby swans!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such beautiful, old fashioned flowers that are a great addition to any garden!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love iced coffee and I love iris! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog today. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

G said...

Amazing Iris photos!! Love your blog.

Carousel Dreams said...

Truly delightful Ahrisha! And those praying mantis, so cool! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely's funny, my first daughter wasn't into fairies at all, a real tom-boy! When Abby came along, she embraced the fairy kingdom wholeheartedly...thank school, I had 2 friends who were as much into fairies and make believe as I - we wrote a book of poems about fairies and had such magical memories...

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a sweet picture of a straw hat and Irish coffee! Love your garden!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


Unknown said...

Ahrisha..your garden is LOVELY!! I so adore irises and I loved seeing the praying mantis babies! I always enjoy spying them in my garden and knowing they are of great service to my lovely flowers.


michael&kristine said...

Beautiful Irises.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful Iris! My mother grew all kinds of iris, I always think of her when I see them.


WhisperWood Cottage said...

Such beautiful flowers! The praying mantis cocoons are cool, too!