Friday, June 6, 2008

My Iris Beauties!

I hate to Brag...But I'm going to anyways! I have even more Iris varieties opening every day. Because I received these as gifts after blooming last year I've never seen many of these in bloom. So each day is a bit like Christmas for me. Yesterday, I was surprised with this Pink/Peach beauty. And just like the best gifts it has some beautiful ruffles along it's edges.
I was stunned when I saw the coloring of this magnificent Iris this morning. The center is such a beautiful light blue with more traditional Iris colors on the outer petals. I think I'm in LOVE!
And Finally, the Iris that I tracked down for my husband has bloomed. I had heard rumors of an Iris named "Banjo Blue" and had to have it for my banjo-picking hubby. Although in this photo it might seem slightly lavender in reality it is a stunning blue.
I have no idea what the variety name for this Iris is. So I've decided until I find out that I'm going to call it Radish. Seems color appropriate.
We had a lot of thunderstorms and rain last night. I was worried about my poor flowers and rushed out to check on them at 6:15 a.m this morning. I was thrilled to see this beautiful Iris display!

And soon we will move from Iris time to Daylily time. Don't you love gardening?

8 comments:

Cinj said...

Wonderful. I really need some irises for my yard, I love the varieties you shared with us.

I think floral gifts are the best gifts of all! A great surprise in every bud.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! Iris is one of my favorites. Mine are just starting to open. Very lovely.

Apple said...

You have a beautiful variety! Mine are giving me much pleasure right now.

garden girl said...

Beautiful. Wish they'd bloom in my shade!

hydroponics said...

You're flowers are treasured gifts. it's an ideal place to live in. i can find relaxation by just looking at those pictures you posted. lovely!

Jane Marie said...

You,re right, that blue with the lighter center is a knockout. Your irises look very pretty in front of your log cabin home. It seems "old timey."

CountryGirl said...

Your garden is georgous! I have to laugh as I remember you saying at the Garden Club meetings you weren't really a gardener, you just wanted to be one. You definately are one!

spookydragonfly said...

Your cabin and surroundings look charming! I have a stone path just like that! Took me all summer to do...we had no running water for almost a year..our soil is CLAY!...so after each rain...I'd go out and squish the rocks in the play-dough!! I, too, love the Iris...and hey..we all "brag"!!