Saturday began with a one on one class at a White Dragon Papercraft where my talented student made The most beautiful harleguin Handbag embellished with crystals. I wish I had taken a photo. It was elegant and spectacular all at the same time.
The afternoon saw us driving over the big hill to Burra to visit 'Tijara Iris Garden' the beautiful garden belonging to wonderful Len and Shirley Pain. This incredible garden is nestled under the brow of Warri Hill and has commanding views over the Burra Valley and over to the Tinderry Mountains. The 23 year old garden is a mixture of cottage garden perennials, annuals and over 700 varieties of tall bearded iris which frame the specacular view. There are also some beautiful speciman trees and shrubs. This garden relies almost totally on natural watering from rain. The steep paddocks are kept under control by heards of cheeky goats and apart from the abundant bird life singing away, the only other sounds are from the ducks and chooks. It is always a wonderful experience and I look forward to returning in August next year to collect my iris order.