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.

Purple Iris and Foxgloves in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

My favorite Iris is a deep purple color.  This was also my dad’s favorite.  Most of my Iris came from my mom.

Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

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.

Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

About a week later, I took this picture.  The yellow Iris were in full bloom and my Foxgloves were also beginning to bloom.

Purple Iris and Foxgloves in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

Purple Iris and Foxgloves in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

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.

Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

Purple Iris

My favorite!

Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

Mama used to have a lot of this shade of purple.  They look pretty growing along with yellow and white Iris.

Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

This purple Iris grows taller than any other Iris that I have.  It’s color is so pretty.

Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

This white and purple Iris has a bloom that is quite small.  My Weigela is blooming in the background.

White and Purple Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

Yellow Iris

My favorite of my yellow Iris is this deep yellow color.

Yellow Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

This paler yellow one is also quite pretty.

Yellow Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

 

My former neighbor gave me this small yellow Iris.

Yellow Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #Iris #springflowers #flowers

White Iris

White Iris don’t get the attention that the boldly colored ones get.  This one is big and quite ruffley.
Spring Blooming Iris - See beautiful Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #iris #flowers #springflowers

 

 

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!

 

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Spring Blooming Iris - See beautiful Iris in bloom in a Virginia garden. #iris #flowers #springflowers

Comments

  1. Barbara Borowy says:

    I think Iris are my favorite too. I love the way they smell. Yours are gorgeous!

  2. MADELINE NEWTON says:

    i agree with you Iris’s are just beautiful …wow …we have some but not open yet …thank you for sharing such beauty…

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Lucky you, you still have your Iris to look forward to. I hope that they are beautiful this spring!

      Paula

  3. Your Iris are beautiful the purple look like velvet . Enjoy them.

  4. 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!

  5. Simply gorgeous! You have me thinking of that Van Gogh painting. TY! #bloggerspitstop xo

  6. Andrea C. says:

    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.

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