It’s that time again, the iris bulbs came in the mail, and Al and I needed to dig out two more big clumps of the ugly brown iris, and plant the new, pretty iris in its place. This is the third year that we’ve done this, and our flower bed is looking better every spring. Last spring I took pictures of the two clumps that we were going to dig out this year.
I also took a picture of the bloom up close, just to remind me how ugly this iris is – LOL!
Then we went to work. Here is how the 2 clumps of iris looked before we started digging them out. I’m glad that I took a picture of them when they were blooming this spring because there is no way that you can tell what color these are now.
This year it only took us an hour and a half to dig these clumps out, compared to 2 hours last year – yea! And this year I did NOT break any of my fingernails, I was so happy. However, my hands, arms, legs, feet, and backside were muddy and I had several bad scratches on my hands and arms from the rose bushes. But it was worth it – and I think that we have only 2 more big clumps to dig out!