IRIS some old some new

Carol Dee

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I bought a blue and a back iris 2 summers ago. No bloom 1st summer as I got them in late. Then I thought they had not made it last summer. To my delight here they are today! It is amazing how velvety black the one is. :love and the blooms are LARGE at least 6 to 8 inches across. So tall , maybe 4 foot! The one fell over so I cut it and brought it indoors to enjoy. The 1st phot is at the neighbors.
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Very pretty, Carol Dee.

They are my favorite flower.

The fragrances are so varied but their calming effect on me, from sight and fragrance, is common.

Steve
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they smell like candy to me. remember those dots on paper of various colors you could get as a kid? you can still find them at some candy stores...

i don't have too many pictures of recent irises to share but what i do have posted is mostly to be found in:

 

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I bought a blue and a back iris 2 summers ago. No bloom 1st summer as I got them in late. Then I thought they had not made it last summer. To my delight here they are today! It is amazing how velvety black the one is. :love and the blooms are LARGE at least 6 to 8 inches across. So tall , maybe 4 foot! The one fell over so I cut it and brought it indoors to enjoy. The 1st phot is at the neighbors.View attachment 35710View attachment 35705View attachment 35706View attachment 35707View attachment 35708View attachment 35709
i like the old bottle vase there too! :)
 

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I have probably 100+ black iris. I have moved them, then they spread, then I moved them aGain, and they spread more. Seemed to have lost this purple iris that smelled like grape Kool Aid, so I may have to go shopping for it. I am gonna hit my friends up this summer bc I could use some variety in my iris!
 

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I think this is the iris that smells like grape soda:
Iris Pallida

Anybody here know?
I use to have a handful of them. I think my black iris crowded them out. :hit
I will be a Happy Duckling if I find any left. My batch by the flag pole, north of the garage haven't bloomed yet.
 
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