Iris Season by the Pond


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It’s been a good spring for the irises down by the pond. The species plants of Iris virginica have really thrived and grown into large clumps over the last few years. Chris has also been adding various cultivars of Louisiana iris as well and those have really added some color to the pond fringe! Don’t ask about specific names because those are long gone but we can still admire the form and colors of these flowers.

The front ROW ditch where we’d also planted various Louisiana irises over the years has not resulted in any blooms this year, though the plants themselves have spread well. A good cleaning up around the plants should probably occur sometime this summer, getting rid of any other vegetation crowding out the rhizomes a bit. Though, now that I think about it I haven’t actually looked to see if there might be any flower stalks forming up there and should check next time I remember when I’m out that direction.

Not a big post, just wanted to share the colors going on the last few weeks!

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3 thoughts on “Iris Season by the Pond

  1. shoreacres says:

    If I can get some seeds this year, do you want to try the native yellow canna? I know where there’s a ditch that had a big colony last year, and I’m going to keep an eye on it. I never posted about them — I’ll do that as soon as I get myself together. (Or sooner…)

  2. Anna K says:

    Lots of lovely irises in your garden. I planted the black Louisiana gamecock iris last year. The foliage looks great, but so far, no flowers. We’ll see if it gets enough sun to push out some flowers – fingers crossed!

  3. Gayle says:

    So pretty and I especially like the surprise one of Forest

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