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#AtoZChallenge I for Iris

April 10, 2018

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is an annual challenge put out to bloggers to publish a post from A-Z every day in April, except for Sundays. April 1 is A, and so on throughout the month. The theme I have chosen for 2018 is The Story Of Me

This post should really come under G for Garden, but as I’ve already done G, I’ve chosen I for Iris as it’s my favourite flower.

The reason I’ve chosen to post about the Iris, is really so that I can mention my love of gardening which does form part of the story of me.,

I especially love a large garden, and I love visiting large gardens. My garden is very large but it’s a work in progress. When we moved here, 18 months ago, the garden had been badly neglected, and all that was surviving, if only just, were the fruit trees. But using these trees as a skeleton, I’ve managed to create a garden here.

I’ve spent hours, wheelbarrowing manure and laying straw, which I love to do. I do love the hard work of gardening. I look at it as exercise and also love to stand back and look at the end result.

The garden, that is starting to take shape is mostly a rose, iris and cottage garden, surrounded by Australian Natives. There is still a huge amount of work to do, but we have only been here for 18 months, so I’m quite pleased with how it’s evolving. But it’s definitely a work in progress and probably will always be so.

One day, when I retire, I plan to spend all of my time in the garden, as well as exercising. What a life that would be! I can just see me pottering all day in the garden surrounded by my dogs and chooks. Even though, I’m still enjoying working, I often dream of those days to come.

Please visit again to see my story unfold. 


  1. The irises are beautiful. I am very fond of irises also but I am not a good gardener. I do enjoy visiting gardens though.

  2. The flowers are gorgeous Jen and just what I needed this morning to brighten my day. I think my favourite flower is the daffodil it always makes me smile and feel good. Have a great day! Don’t forget to link up to Midlife Share the Love Party tomorrow.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    I is for Inspiration

  3. What magnificent flowers Jennifer. I’m the world’s most useless gardener – everything I touch turns to brown or wilts or sags. I’m happy to just admire flowers in other people’s gardens and keep ours simple and stress free (we have a lot of agapanthas because I can’t kill them!)

    Leanne |
    I for If Opportunity….

  4. The iris is a beautiful flower. It’s wonderful to have a hobby that you love so much. Weekends In Maine

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