Been taking stock of how all the irises are doing this Spring and I can’t help but remember the pictures I had taken last year.
Here are just a few, I think I only took pictures on two days in April. I know I was super busy in the garden with the new rose area about that time last year. I will have to do much better in a few weeks.
I am always amazed how quickly irises multiply. I have several that will be blooming for the first time in a few weeks.
I love to see the new color combinations and the sweet anticipation of the blooms opening up.
I think irises remind me of pretty faces. I love all the ruffled ones. That goes for roses and daylilies as well.
Irises to be are meant to be shared. Each year our local garden club has a sale and I pick up so many…. it is impossible to choose only one!
I have so many in my garden that have been given to me by gardening friends. I think they are the best because I think of whom they came from.
But my favorites would have to be the fancy pink ones like this.
I don’t mess with growing orchids, but they remind me of an exquisite orchid when they bloom these luxurious colors.
Some are so vivid you’d think they were growing in a tropical paradise.
But they are quite happy in my own sweet garden year after year. It doesn’t get better than that dear friends!
Many of the irises I grow I don’t even have names for. One in particular I had marked as “Sunshine Yellow” it was a white and yellow big flashy iris from a friend we lost last summer to cancer. I will from now on call it “Midge’s Iris” and remember how she and I would ooooh and awe over the fancy hybrids we grew. It will always have a place in my garden. This year I will be sure to get a pictures to share with you.
I am sorry I did not label these pictures, I am just popping in for a quick post. To see all the irises I grow, and there are well over 100 varieties now, click here for my iris page.
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All photos of my own home and garden ©Brooke Kroeger – Creative Country Mom