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Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Iris!

In the last post, I showed you my garden Columbines....
Today, I am going to show you
some Iris that I had this June
in my garden.

They are also some of my favorite summer flowers.



I think it is because they look exotic, or tropical to me:







And being from bulbs, they are so totally easy to plant and grow:






Those beards!
They look like grape koolaide tongues!:














I want to be like my blogger friend BETSY, and get a bunch more colors....
but for now the yellow and orange and purple ones are wonderful!:























































































Love those fuzzy tongues!!!:


I really miss them when they get done blooming...
and 
look forward to them in my garden every year.

Hope you enjoyed sharing them with me today!

15 comments:

diane b said...

They are so delicate and fragile looking except for the hairy tongue. Your phtoos are stunning.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots! I love them. I found my water hyacinth look much like orchid flowers. Have to figure out how to bring them in for winter...

Cheers from the peaceful forest!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! I to have the Bearded Iris in my gardens ! Have a wonderful day !

Debbie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous + purple = be still my heart!!!

these are VERY nice to wake up to!!!

Jientje said...

SO pretty!

Sandra said...

my favorite today is the 3rd up from the bottom the purple. a beautiful photo and flower. all of these are just gorgeous. all of our flowers in our yard are red, yellow, purple, my favorite colors in flowers. happy colors and these are all happy. when the post opened the first shot i thought, it looks like it is sticking out it's tongue at me

Brian Miller said...

grape koolaid tongues...ha...yeah they do...they are beautiful though...

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love the koolaid tongues! That's so true. They are beautiful flowers, and beautiful photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for this step back into early summer. I too, love Irises.

Eva Gallant said...

I love the color of the iris!

Bossy Betty said...

What great designs! Always amazing what nature comes up with!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What wonderful colours of irises you have in your garden. They are something that do grow well here and I posted some photos of them in our garden earlier in the summer.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful. my favorite was the really tight bud of the purple one. :)

Rita said...

I agree with Sandra--third up from the bottom is my fav, too. Maybe because it is a little different shape than what I am used to seeing. They're all beautiful. I remember my dad planting the bulbs when I was a kid and the purple and yellow flowers appearing with the summer. :):)

L. D. Burgus said...

I call these cemetery iris as they are the older varieties that still exist there. I have a couple of those and yours are all so beautiful.

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