Autumn Iris


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

Betsy and I are fortunate to be able to enjoy iris at various locations in our yard.  I like iris not only because they are beautiful but also because they require relatively little care (unlike our roses!).

When Betsy and I started getting serious about our yard, we discovered that there were such things as reblooming iris.  Most of the iris we have are rebloomers, so we can enjoy the blossoms twice a year.  It’s rather like doubling our pleasure.

The iris in the header is Cantina.  This beauty has been in our yard for several years, and I always marvel at the color.

Clarence is another iris that we’ve enjoyed over the years.  It is in the flower bed near the road, so we share it with people passing by.

One of our newer iris is Lemon Duet.  This is actually the first time it has bloomed for us in October, but we’re very glad it did.

My Friend Jonathan has been a good friend and has put on a spring and autumn show ever since he joined our yard.

Double Your Fun is a newer iris for us as well.  The drought kept it from developing normally, but the colors are still gorgeous, so I could leave it out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our autumn iris blossoms as much as we do.

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13 Responses to “Autumn Iris”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Absolutely love Cantina! Such rich color!

  2. dayphoto Says:

    Lucky, lucky you! SPRING just before winter!


  3. taphian Says:

    I really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful flowers, fantastic colors

  4. Betsy Adams Says:

    Oh how I love our FALL Irises…. I love them all in Spring –but in Fall (especially THIS fall with the drought we have had), I love them even more… Gorgeous pictures… Thanks!!!!


  5. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Oh George! These are stunning! I have never seen the double Your Fun. And that would be because it is new. It is beautiful. My very favorite is Cantina.

  6. rhiebert Says:

    You know I love roses, but Irises are a very close second.These are all gorgeous.

  7. Jeevan Says:

    Very pretty and colourful Iris! I stared to love these flowers after going through number of iris in your and Betsy’s blog

  8. diane Says:

    A lovely variety of Iris. I like plants that are easy to care for. You do an amazing job in your garden.

  9. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Those are so pretty!

  10. BusyBeeSuz Says:

    Iris have always been one of my favorite flowers. Too hot for me to grow them, but I certainly do enjoy YOURS!!!

  11. ladyfi Says:

    Such beautiful shots!

  12. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Pretty! We planted a reblooming iris this year and it bloomed early this month! It is yellow.

  13. Sartenada Says:

    Lovely collection of Iris. When we had a small garden we never had Iris,

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