Iris in Our Yard


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

I won’t claim that Betsy and I have a grand master plan for our yard, but we do try to have color in the yard in each season.  Irises provide color between the Spring bulbs (daffodils and tulips) and our roses.

We have several different varieties in our yard — the collage above shows five of them.  In the top row I have Clarence iris on the left and Waltz Across Texas on the right.

The bottom row shows (from left to right) Cantina, Blatant and Tennessee Vol.  It should be no surprise that Tennessee Vol is Betsy’s favorite — she’s one of the most dedicated University of Tennessee Volunteers fans you will ever meet.

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20 Responses to “Iris in Our Yard”

  1. ladyfi Says:

    What gorgeous shots and flowers!

  2. rednomadozr Says:

    My favourite non-native flowers!! Cantina is my favourite – for some reason I’m attracted to the darkest of dark purple. Maybe that’s because there aren’t so many RED ones …

  3. Blackberry Lane Says:

    They are each lovely and that’s great that you have Tennessee Vol in your garden! Have a good day, George.

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    gorgeous, i am choosing the waltzing one for my favorite today

  5. Linda Says:

    They’re all beautiful, but I’m partial to the Blatant. I love its combination of colors.

  6. Ms. A Says:

    I really like the colors on Blatant.

  7. Denise Says:

    Wonderful George! I have been noticing a lot of the wild ones on our walks lately and would love to start planting some in our garden. Have a great day!

  8. dayphoto Says:

    My iris are just now blooming! One of my favorite smells of all times.


  9. busy bee suz Says:

    I love them all! Enjoy

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Well, you’ve finally done it, it is TOO hard to pick a favorite! They are stunning up close.

  11. rhiebert Says:

    Each of your Irises is a show stopper.

  12. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful variety of flowers in your garden.

  13. Sartenada Says:

    We never had Irises in our small garden and when looking at Your photos, I have to sigh – very beautiful.

  14. MaryBeth Says:

    The Iris are blooming out this way too. They make such a statement in the yards. We don’t have any—I think it is about time……MB

  15. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful flowers, beautiful composition, I like such wonderful colours:) Greetings

  16. Neal Says:

    You guys have a beautiful yard. It’s easy to see that you put a lot of work into it.

  17. Linda G. Says:

    Your irises are lovely! I like the collage too.

  18. Rose Says:

    They are so beautiful!

  19. Fun60 Says:

    Those colours are unreal.

  20. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    You really have a great variety of iris! Beautiful.

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