You have to start somewhere. I’ve worked a good bit on the structure of this new blog but have waited to actually write an entry. With the first Louisiana iris bloom of the season a couple of days ago, the time is right. The first order of business will be to report on the progress of the season. It is a late one. In New Orleans, it is normal to have bloom by mid-March, but it has been a relatively cold winter and cool early spring.
Our local iris society and the Acadiana group are having an iris show in New Orleans on April 10-11, a first here but the Acadiana group has a long history of shows in Lafayette. When we set the date, which coincides with the Spring Garden Show at the New Orleans Botanical Garden, we thought it might be too late for peak bloom. Now the nervousness runs in the opposite direction. It had better get warmer and stay that way. I’d rather not start this blog by complaining about the weather. Not that we have no experience with that in New Orleans.
I don’t anticipate that this blog will be about Louisiana irises only. They will be a focal point, but I will feel free to ramble around. Where, I don’t know. Time will tell.