She’s always had irises, from as long as I can remember. Her favorite flower, and she does have a green thumb. She recently moved down here, and had to leave her irises behind and start over. These were planted last fall, and bloomed unusually well for first-year plants.
I’m fortunate to have taken these pics yesterday, before the skies dumped over 3 inches of rain last evening. I’d hate to see what these heavy blooms look like this morning. I’ve already had some sad texts from Mom referencing her “poor bedraggled” babies. LOL
I love the names of some of these fancy iris varieties. So do the kids. Names like “Circus Circus”, “Supreme Sultan”, “Bewilderbeast” and “Broad Shoulders” do also remind me in various ways of a certain someone.
Yes, the glorious spring is here. Some of these blooms, especially the lavender blue one, are enormous. “Sea Power” here is as large as my 4-year-old daughter’s head. I wish I’d thought to take her picture as she inhaled the lovely fragrance.
Mom can name every one of the 194 (yes, you read that right) varieties she planted last fall, and she loves to talk irises at any time of day or night. Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the pics as much as we were (prior to the downpour) enjoying the blooms themselves.
Aren’t irises lovely?