Iris Louisianne is part of the Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden website, which contains extensive information on these fascinating and versatile plants. So why a blog too?
I have long felt that a garden journal would be a good way to communicate with other gardeners about Louisiana irises and other matters. The Zydeco website offers an iris catalog, but that enterprise, about five years old, was preceded by a hobby over many years of growing, hybridizing and enjoying Louisiana irises and many other plants. The Iris Louisianne blog will offer a more informal way of sharing what is on my mind about gardening and irises and of hearing about the garden experiences of others. Hopefully, it will be more like a conversation than an encyclopedia.
I’m not sure what subjects will arise. I expect to share some of my hybridizing results, my impressions of particular garden cultivars, and what I observe in my garden, in the wild, and wherever else I happen to be. Certainly some cultural experiences will come up, both good and bad. Every season brings both pleasant and not-so-pleasant surprises in the way plants perform, and often for mysterious reasons in both cases.
In large part, what this blog is “about” remains to be seen. I will be as interested as anyone to see what pops up.