Posts Tagged ‘Iris’

Sadly neglected irises are the flowers we count on to return to our trial-and-error Virginia garden year after year.  I bought the bulbs nearly 20 years ago, planted them in a line and left the bed virtually untended forever after.  Ignored and all but forgotten over each winter, the brilliantly purple blooms unfailingly return and return again in the Spring – more beautiful than ever.

Iris Line


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Hoodwinked Iris

Hoodwinked Iris

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Plate Size Peony

This is why I love Spring  more than Fall,

at least for now, since ’tis the season.

Which flower is most beautiful of all?

Is the plate sized peony the reason? 

Or is it the purple iris growing tall?

Or the sweet coolness of a summer breeze

wafting in as if to tease?

I walk and think and plan and look.

I love Spring’s promise;

an introduction

that reads better than the book.

Our Iris Bed

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