More about the irises – I’m probably going to do this in two parts, today and tomorrow, because the internet is so very slow at the moment. Or could it be WordPress, taking an eternity to upload my pictures from the computer?
Anyway – first the ‘old’ irises that have begun to flower in the last few days. Probably the one that gives me the most pleasure, after Iris pallida, is this unnamed yellow that I sit enjoy every evening on the Vine Terrace.
Then the irises in the Iris Garden.
The tough white (unnamed) that I brought down from the Vine Terrace seems to be muscling out the others – a bit sad, I have to take them down to the new iris area in the orchard (of which more tomorrow).
There’s one that I was sold as ‘Supreme Sultan’. Doesn’t look right to me, so I need to wait for the other buds to open.
Then the old favourite ‘Jane Phillips’
And ‘Blue Rhythm’
This border is at the front of the Iris Garden, under the limes.
I’m thinking I’ll spread the old brown (much loved) along the whole length (the irises in the other half are wild irises) and add either blue (‘Blue Rhythm’) or yellow (unnamed from the Vine Terrace). Can’t decide, but I’m drawn to the idea of the yellow.
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Love your iris showing. Have you tried any of the reblooming beareded irises? It can be wonderful to have iris in bloom in the fall.
I haven’t John – but I think you had them (I seem to remember). Must try and source some from my favourite nurseries!
The yellow is wonderful! It would be gorgeous with the “old brown”.
I agree – I think that’s what I’m going for!
So beautiful 😍
On Thu 7 May 2020 at 16:24, Garden Dreaming at Châtillon wrote:
> Cathy posted: ” More about the irises – I’m probably going to do this in > two parts, today and tomorrow, because the internet is so very slow at the > moment. Or could it be WordPress, taking an eternity to upload my pictures > from the computer? Anyway – first the ‘old’ i” >
Thanks Paula – hope you are still enjoying the sunshine?!
You have a lovely iris collection, Cathy. Every year I say I need to buy more, but I seldom do come fall!
I have the new Cayeux catalogue at the moment. Going to be hard to resist!
How funny that Iris pallida is your favorite. It is my all time favorite as well. Not many understand that.
It is perfection – and the scent too! I’ve noticed a new one flowering today called Ciel Gris de Poilly that might rival it!
It would not be the same though. Some are prettier in some ways. Some are more fragrant. However, none are truly better than the Iris pallida that my great grandmother grew in here garden.
How very lovely to have an iris garden! I’d love to have more irises but no room. Still I enjoyed seeing yours. The pinky purple ones look lovely in a row like that. Are they the old brown?
Yes – I’ve been trying to find a name for them. Overall impression is violet-sepia. Very pretty. Not sure I have enough room for them either – just like the roses. But the irises do so well here that I would be mad not to collect them😀