My Iris this Spring
A favorite plant in spring for me is Iris. I only wish that their beautiful blooms would last longer. I took pictures while mine were in bloom, they have since faded away, and thought that I’d share them with you.
All of my Iris are pass-along plants meaning that a friend or family member passed them along to me by dividing their plant and then sharing a piece of the rhizome with me. I’m always happy to pass my Iris along to someone when they ask if they can have a particular color that I have.
Iris this Spring
I took this picture a few weeks ago when my Iris had started to bloom.
My favorite Iris is a deep purple color. This was also my dad’s favorite. Most of my Iris came from my mom.
The Butterfly Bush in front of the Iris will soon grow so big that it will almost overtake this planting. The Asters behind the Iris will continue to grow and bush out and in fall bloom purple and are very pretty.
About a week later, I took this picture. The yellow Iris were in full bloom and my Foxgloves were also beginning to bloom.
At that time the purple Iris were still going strong. They are sadly finished blooming now but there are other things like Peonies in my garden to enjoy right now.
Mama used to have a lot of this shade of purple. They look pretty growing along with yellow and white Iris.
This purple Iris grows taller than any other Iris that I have. It’s color is so pretty.
This white and purple Iris has a bloom that is quite small. My Weigela is blooming in the background.
My favorite of my yellow Iris is this deep yellow color.
This paler yellow one is also quite pretty.
My former neighbor gave me this small yellow Iris.
White Iris don’t get the attention that the boldly colored ones get. This one is big and quite ruffley.
What do you like?
There are so many colors of Iris that I don’t grow that I’d like to have. What color do you grow and what is your favorite? I’d love to know!
If you could pin this post to your flower or gardening board on Pinterest for others to discover, I would appreciate it!
I think Iris are my favorite too. I love the way they smell. Yours are gorgeous!
Thank you, Barbara! I enjoyed them so much this year.
i agree with you Iris’s are just beautiful …wow …we have some but not open yet …thank you for sharing such beauty…
Lucky you, you still have your Iris to look forward to. I hope that they are beautiful this spring!
Your Iris are beautiful the purple look like velvet . Enjoy them.
What a magnificent spring garden Paula. I love the mix of purple and yellow Iris’ together.
Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this project at tomorrow’s link party and pinning too!
Simply gorgeous! You have me thinking of that Van Gogh painting. TY! #bloggerspitstop xo
Beautiful iris! My grandmother had a huge iris garden in her back yard and when she had to move to a nursing home and sell the house, my mom and I dug up as many rhizomes as possible. Unfortunately, at that point they were not in bloom and unmarked so we had to just grab a clump every few feet and hope we got all the colors. My grandmother passed away 3 yrs ago and I am so happy we have her iris. I think of her every time I see iris, it was her all time favorite flower and she loved buying a new rhizome every year. My favorites, which were also her favorites, are blush and dotted swiss. I have pictures of a few of them posted on my Instagram page, _gurine_ (Gurine is her middle name and mine!). I absolutely love your two-tone purple, I think the one you said was your mom’s favorite, and the white with a trace of purple is very unique. If I lived closer I would love to trade rhizomes with you! I’m always trading/giving bulbs, rhizomes and cuttings with everyone. My next project is transplanting several types of peonies that belonged to my great-grandmother.