Friday, 18 May 2012

Officially Open


"A week is a long time in politics" but just two days can be a long time in the garden at this time of year. From the above taken on Tuesday morning for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ to this taken yesterday morning fully open to visitors ~


A Pacific Coast iris - name not known ~ its one drawback is that it has very short lived flowers but to my mind it makes up for it with its colours and markings. I particularly like the tips of the petals which look as if they have been suffused with the faintest flush of school blue ink. Whenever I've had divisions in flower at our garden club plant sale this goes straight away. Delighted to discover one more flower spike yesterday as I thought that this was only the one! Apparently these grow easily from seed so I must have a go - I have noticed that Chiltern Seeds sell a packet of mixed seeds so may well be tempted. As you can see from the photo although still wet it was much warmer and rumour has it the temperatures are going to rise next week!

7 comments:

  1. She's a beauty, isn't she? The markings are just wonderful. I have an iris in my little pond and I did have one in the front garden, though I haven't noticed it for a while, I wonder where it's gone. I really should invest in more as they're such gorgeous flowers.

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  2. Did you say temperatures are going to rise? That's music to my ears. I have a window sill stuffed with french beans that are about a foot tall and itching to grow up their teepees but much too cold for them at the moment. Hope the rumour is true. Gorgeous Iris by the way, still waiting for mine to flower.

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  3. Lovely little Iris, the colours on all the Pacific Coast Iris are really beautiful, they remind me of Paisley patterns. Glad to hear it's going to get warmer!

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  4. I love your iris... it's such a beautiful colour. And the bee makes it even prettier!

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  5. It is beautiful, such a subtle combination of colours - sad it does not last long. I do hope warmer weather does arrive soon.

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  6. Such a great combination of colours and those markings are great.

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  7. brilliant title and irresistible iris. The fleeting bloom makes us savour every detail - a work of art

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