Two examples of Iris stopped me while out for a walk. The hundreds of hybrids provide color to the gardens of spring. Perhaps named after the Goddess Iris. Whatever the origin, the sun was high and dark bushes set a proper background of contrast. It invited photographs.
My route brought me by a small retention pond in the neighborhood. At water’s edge were patches of these yellow Iris pseudacorus. They are native to Europe, northern Africa, and temperate Asia.
German iris are the belles of the ball this time of year, dressed in fancy gowns.
Until I met our natives in the iris family, these (or varieties like them) were all I knew. They’re beautiful — especially the yellow.
Iris are amazing flowers for sure! A few of ours flowered well but most of them didn’t. Maybe because we didn’t have much rain this spring. I did get some photos but I haven’t posted them yet. GEEZ! Thanks for sharing the AWESOME photos!
Very lovely pictures! I always loved Iris.
Thanks. They are graceful and showy.
The deer ate all of our Iris.
I put some wire fence around mine 4 ft tall. None eaten so far. Then I will take down the fence.
It’s more complicated than that for us, particularly in the front where it’s virtually impossible to fence off the deer salad.