|Top right....as close to black as an iris will get.|
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Today's Iris is Much More than a "Flag"
My father-in-law disliked what he called "flags," and others called (bearded) iris. The old bearded iris didn't have much variety---blue(purple) was the primary choice. But bearded iris now are available in basically all colors but true red. My recent visit to a relative's iris garden was delightful, but I was especially taken by the masses of blooms in the first two photos below. I love purple and white, especially with speckles and ruffles. (Edited in RadLab and TopazAdjust)