For those of you who have the same affliction/ difficulty as me in determining which iris need to be eliminated to make room for new arrivals I would suggest obtaining an expert landscape planner similar to my 7 month old Rasmina. Here she is 'warming up' her technique on a stem of lemon grass. (Champagne Elegance- outta here! Brilliant Idea- see ya!)
Truth be told, I've only been mad at her once, March 29th. That was when she climbed up and grabbed my hearing aid off my computer and destroyed it while I was weeding outside. Then, after about 20 minutes, I admitted to myself that it was my fault for not securing the device better. It's helpful that I have Eclectus parrots; you learn that if you get bitten it's always the human persons fault.
Rasmina is a Tibetan terrier. There are few in the US, but a concentration of them in the Bay Area and the woman who referred me to the breeder in Boonville lives in your backyard with her beautiful Tibetan Bhutan. She holds an annual event for TT owners to have a play-date in a park in Los Gatos usually in October. All breeds are welcome!
And I know this isn't related to gardening, but here are photos of Rasmina with the misses right after we acquired her on a trial basis. This photo pretty much captures why we told the breeder that the trial period was over. She couldn't take her back...... without a fight!
And for some comic relief, here is a photo of the bath tub after we had to wash Rasmina following one of her gardening tasks. She almost completely dug up my only historic, Ma Mie! It's now fenced in, and thank god iris rhizomes are hardy (whew....)
Awesome Frank! My brother and 'wife' have 2 Aussiedoodles. They're fabulous.
And if 2 is better, then how about 3? A photo of Rasmina and her brother Huey with our other TT Tashi in the background! This was only a play-date as I can't imagine the amount of yard/ garden destruction Rasmina and Huey could achieve in tandem!