REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

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)












Top right....as close to black as an iris will get.

8 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Evelyn, all of these are wonderful, but the second one is simply breathtaking.
Gorgeous, gorgeous work!

TexWisGirl said...

i actually like the traditional colors very much.

Candy C. said...

Just gorgeous! I really like the pale pink and the golden colored ones! My irises are the traditional dark purple. :)

Carole M. said...

that must've been a most enjoyable visit to see en masse the lovely irises in flower. Like the collage effect and the one with the deep burgundy lower petal and white top. Oh and the soft pink one, especially.

missing moments said...

such beautiful photos but that second one is art!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The purple and white is stunning. What a treat to be able to photograph these lovelies.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely!

Ida said...

These are gorgeous. I just started growing a few Iris plants and have some of these in my garden. I like that bottome right one (don't have that one.)