I am trying very hard this year to photograph all of my varieties of irises as they bloom. As you may know, we had a hard frost in the Midwest last night and it is to be equally cold tonight. I have been die-back in my groundcovers, crepe myrtles, butterfly bush, and perennials. I am hoping the roses and irises will bounce back, some are a bit droopy today. I am covering my hydrangeas and many things, but the garden is so large I have to accept some losses. I am amazed how quickly tender foliage turns black, so sad. But we have had weeks of 80 degree temps, but we knew all along this could happen. So I hurried and took pics of these irises before I the temps dropped.
‘Next in Line’ is a pretty rebloomer that changes in color as the blooms age. It starts out a very dark grape and ages to a softer lilac edging. Very strong veining and ruffled. Attention getting in the front border this week.
‘Lady Friend’ is just stunning in a mixed border. I love the dark burgundy/rose color, very vibrant and just glows. Is probably in my top 10 list of varieties. Lovely, but once blooming.
‘Good Fairy’ is this precious pearl pink. It is so sweet, it radiates in the rose garden area. Simply perfect. And it is a rebloomer!
Unknown white with purple accents.
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If you are in my area I have reblooming and hybrid irises and daylilies for sale during early fall. I also have select heirloom seeds for sale or trade.
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