Last year I had this big section of beautiful clear yellow irises along the side of my driveway. Irises bloom only bloom once. For the rest of the year we had to pull weeds out of the compacted clay soil. It was a maintenance nightmare. In our effort to simplify work, we took out the irises and replaced it with stones. Personally I hate stones but wedged between a hot macadam driveway and an equally hot stone wall, most flowers don’t do well. I dug up and gave away most of the irises and planted some in other parts of my yard.
I took this picture this week. I admire those plucky irises. We put landscaping fabric down under the stones so it had to work to grow. It’s also going to bloom. I will dig those out and plant them in my iris bed. Any flower that is tenacious enough to bloom through that adversity, deserves a good life.
It’s a message for people too.