No…..is ok, I’m not going to start taking photos of plants, I diversify too much as it is, but I do love my garden, and one of my garden favourites is the majestic Iris, and followed closely by the Day Lilly.  I have about a dozen Iris and add to their number each year.  This is achieved by visiting a beautiful Iris Nursery, just outside of Kings Lynn in Norfolk.  I could spend hours just choosing which Iris I want next.   So the last time we were there, I decided I would take some photos, so I could choose for next year, but I still can’t choose, it will have to be chosen on the visit.  I wasn’t going to post them, but they are so beautiful, and someone else, might just like to look at them 🙂

 

11 Replies to “The Beauty of the Iris”

  1. Yes! I love irises. They are more beautiful than orchids and much easier to grow. What a variety! Thanks, you really brightened up my day. 🙂

  2. They are stunning! Like you I wouldn’t know which one to choose. If it were me I’d probably come out of there with more than one color… so glad you shared the photos.

    1. Ha ha …..now the problem is I want all of them, but then there wouldn’t be the joy of choosing one or two in the garden each year 🙂 Glad you liked them, I thought you might 🙂

  3. What a beautifully designed and planted garden, and what stunning variety you’ve captured here for us! I have to admit I love the richer colours like midnight blue, but in their gorgeous raiment and range of shades there is a wonderfully overwhelming sensuousness. Thanks for sharing these, Lynne, and not keeping them to yourself!

    1. There is something really beautiful that takes place each year in the garden, and sometimes, depending on the weather……you can miss it….or miss the total perfection of them. I thought it would be a good way to choose the next one, but in reality, it makes it worse, because now I want the lot 🙂 It was a pleasure to share them 🙂

  4. One of my favourite flowers. And, yes, they are gorgeous. You’ve captured them beautifully.
    They evoke an early childhood memory for me. We lived with my taid [grandad] and he had masses of deep blue irises down the bottom of his garden. He also had a large patch of rhubarb. Neighbours used to call and ask for some flowers or some rhubarb. It was a caring, sharing community in those days.

    1. Thank you, and I am so glad they brought back happy memories. Your grandad grew two of my favourites, Irises and rhubarb, I love rhubarb crumble 🙂 We try to share as much as we can, and its surprising how much is offered in return……..although there is only so many apples you can deal with 🙂

      1. Thankyou!! I already do! I really want the purple and pink ones! They seem more rare and hard to find. Do you grow your own??

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