Wordless Wednesday. 21.5.14

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36 Responses to Wordless Wednesday. 21.5.14

  1. AnnetteM says:

    Wow! They are all amazing but I think the top one is my favourite.

  2. Anna says:

    No words needed!

  3. Pauline says:

    Absolutely stunning! Love the last one.

  4. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous! Love them all, but that orange one 6th photo from the top is adorable, and I love the lemony one below that too! 😀

  5. pbmgarden says:

    Such a great collection of irises. I find it amazing how each one can be the most beautiful!

  6. Julie says:

    I clicked on the first Iris to enlarge it, without realising you had so many – brilliant!

    • Chloris says:

      They are lovely. I bought some from Cayeux in France, and they are all rather over the top in frilliness, but I love them. I don’ t think an Iris needs to be tasteful.

  7. All utterly amazing, and so sumptuous! I love them all! It is definitely “Iris time”! By the way, is the palest blue one, (9th down) your unknown one, similar to mine?

    • Chloris says:

      Yes, that’s the one I meant Ali. If you find out it’s name please let me know. It looks the same as yours doesn’ t it?

      • It does! And I will ask!

      • I may have a name for our unknown iris. The nursery has got back to me and thinks it may be “Immorality”. Mind you, irises can appear so similar, but I’m happy to go with that! Oh, and I’m getting a replacement iris! It all paid off! 🙂

      • Chloris says:

        I’ m glad you are getting a replacement. Thank you for getting back to me with the suggested name for the Iris. I don’ t think mine is Immortality as this is pure white. Mine is tinged with lilac and I think it might be White City which was bred by Murrell and won a Dykes medal. I have a friend in Suffolk Plant Heritage who is trying to collect irises which won Dykes medals between the 1920s and 1940s and she thinks that mine might be this one.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! Can’t wait for mine!

  9. mrsdaffodil says:

    Oooh, irises–one of my very favourite flowers. The top photo really hooked me in. It’s wonderful, with the bright light behind the flower and all the detail on the iris.

  10. Fantastic collection, I tried to pick my favorite but failed miserably! I’ll have the lot please.

  11. Cathy says:

    What an amazing range you have – I think I like the last one best too. How long do the flowers last?

    • Chloris says:

      The individual flowers only last a couple of days but there are more buds to come so they go on for 2 or 3 weeks at the most. I prolong the season by having some that flower later than the others.

  12. Flighty says:

    They are wonderful flowers as you well illustrate here. xx

  13. Christina says:

    I love Irises more and more, especially as they grow well with no water. I can’t tell you which one I like the best because they are all the best! I bought some more last week, I’ll show them soon.

  14. Chloris says:

    I look forward to seeing your new ones. I love them all.

  15. Amazing selection! Hard to know if I love the orange or the white and yellow the best.

  16. Chloris says:

    I think one of my favourites is the third one down, Sannopin which I fell in love with when I saw it at Sissinghurst. It was bred by an American ; Lloyd Pillow who was the superintendent of the city’ s sewers at Pittsburgh. Clearly Mr. Pillow had poetry in his soul even though he had a silly name and spent his days busy with sewarage.

  17. bittster says:

    Beautiful irises, and I like your comment that irises don’t need to be tasteful, perfect!
    As much as I try to be tasteful and refined I can’t help but love all the ruffly colors. I’ve been trying to show restraint but may someday allow a few into the garden. It’s not that they’ll look out of place (there’s plenty of plants of poor taste around here) but I just hate to think of the addiction I might light fire to!

  18. Chloris says:

    Yes but the great thing about an Iris addiction is the short time that they are in flower. Before you have had time to dig up the whole garden and fill it with irises, they are over and you are obsessing about roses. I am anyway. At the moment I’ m worrying about where to put the three new ones I had to have. And roses go on blooming for much longer than irises.

  19. absolutely beautiful! 🙂

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