Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rainy Day Irises

The bearded irises are really taking off this year. This is the first of three clumps donated by my neighbor. I need to tie a ribbon on some of his colored ones now so when I transplant some in fall I'll know what color I'm getting. I love the white ones, especially considering all of the purple I have elsewhere in the garden, but I'd love to get my hands on the pink and nearly brown ones as well. They were my wedding flower, plus I love their odd frangrance.
The latest issue of Organic Gardening featured these lovely heirlooms.

More columbines are on display, too.


  1. Those irises are very pretty. I really, really love really dark purple irises that are almost black. One of my weak spots.