Fast Forwarding Through Spring (3)

Cantina Iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 15, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

I’ve already shared two posts of our irises this Spring — you can see them HERE and HERE.

We’ve been very pleased with our irises this year.  We have many more blossoms than we did last year, and we’re enjoying them every day.  They make some of the hard work in the yard worth while.

Cantina has one of the more unusual blossoms among our iris.  At first glance it looks purple, but closer inspection shows orange, blue and white in the petals as well.  Cantina is in our front flower bed.

Halloween Halo iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 15, 2012.

Another iris in our front flower bed is Halloween Halo.  I guess it gets its name from the yellow trim around the falls and the orange beard.  It may not be as showy as some of our other iris, but I like it.

Hemstitched Iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 8, 2012.

Hemstitched is a pretty blue-and-white iris (even the beard is blue)in our side flower bed.  We’ve had this iris for several years.

Waltz Across Texas iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 11, 2012.

This yellow-and-white iris, Waltz Across Texas, should be one of Betsy’s favorites since she spent several years in Texas.  This iris has waltzed across several of our flower beds.

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16 Responses to “Fast Forwarding Through Spring (3)”

  1. Sartenada Says:

    Great “collection” of Iris flowers and so beautiful photos. I love the variety of colors which You presented.

  2. Larry Says:

    Nice shots as always. I believe we did fast forward thru spring or maybe it was our winter months.

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    oh wow and wow again, when i enlarged the first one, i can only think incredible, fantastic and amazing.

  4. busy bee suz Says:

    They are so gorgeous….and I just LOVE their names. So clever.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    You and Betsy do have the most gorgeous, colorful iris that I’ve ever seen! I can only repeat what the others have written! And I, too, love their names! Delightful way to start my day! Hope you both have a lovely weekend, George!


  6. Ms. A Says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am in awe of the energy, time and effort you invest in your yard. It can’t be an easy job. Oh, but the results are amazing!

  7. Ginny Says:

    They are all beautiful, each have their own special beauty and I cannot pick a favorite! But Waltz Across Texas is the most exciting and romantic name i have ever heard!!! The only thing better would be Waltz Across Vienna!

  8. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    Love the halo iris. I can see where a person could get quite an iris collection with so many varieties!

  9. rhiebert Says:

    What a lovely bouquet these blooms make!

  10. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful flowers, the colors are just mesmerizing.

  11. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful flowers, sensational colours. It is possible to admire them through hours. I am greeting

  12. ladyfi Says:

    Glorious iris shots!

  13. ewok1993 Says:

    they are just gorgeous, very feminine too.

  14. rednomadoz Says:

    Irises are amongst my favourite flowers – with black (or at least very dark) the ultimate!! Although when touring our local iris garden each spring I find that the iris I am looking at is my favourite – at least for that moment!!

  15. dayphoto Says:

    I love Iris… I love their form, their fragrance…their colors!!


  16. Fast Forwarding Through Spring (4) « Senior Moments Says:

    […] All of our iris have now bloomed, so this will be the last post about these beauties in our yard.  You can catch the earlier post HERE, HERE and HERE. […]

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