"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bearded Iris Bursting into Bloom

After yesterdays rains I took some photos of my Iris collection.  Just a few are blooming now with many more to come.  In the fall I divided up quite a few and have separated some of the colors.  I now have a large bed of purple variations that should be blooming in the next few weeks. 

I will share with you the ones visiting me now.

"If I were a Bee I would choose this one"

"A visitor from last summer

"He who shares the joy in what he's grown spreads joy abroad and doubles his own."


  1. They are so beautiful and delicate!

    Today in the yard we saw a couple of butterflies (or the same on over and over again). It was yellow, with a large wing span. The kids and I were so excited!

  2. Thank you Carrie. The weather is perfect today. I saw a few butterflies already too, but it is still a little early for them.

  3. I love the William Henry Channing quote in your header! And your irises are beautiful.

  4. My bearded iris were very unhappy with my unamended silty soil and croaked. I read somewhere that all bearded iris were fragrant, what do yours smell like?

    Christine in Alaska

  5. Carla, thanks for sharing this has made my morning!!

  6. Christine, I do not think there is much of a scent, at least I have not noticed it.

  7. I adore Irises but mine are about a month behind this year, the leaves are only just getting going and no sign of flower stalks

  8. Those are beautiful Iris! If I were I bee, I'd chose that lovely gold and orange iris too. Last time I tried bearded iris, the gophers got the lot! For some reason they seem to leave our native iris alone though.

  9. I am delighted with your Iris flowers of various colors. They are really gorgeous and I love all of them with or without water dropplets!
    Have a nice weekend!

  10. The blooms are so luxurious, rich and showy. I love the range of colours...
    Putrajaya Malaysia

  11. stunning...my favourite flowers from childhood...can't grow them here (weep weep)...


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