Iris

This year the iris are beautiful!  Blooms are bountiful and I’m actually seeing a few that haven’t bloomed in years and had forgotten what some have looked like. Here’s a pleasant surprise, a peach colored iris that is about to unfurl.

peach iris

Pretty blues:

irisblue

dark puple

blueiris2a

Soft yellow

yellowiris

I paid a little more attention to my iris this year with watering a few weeks before bloom and giving them a boost of fertilizer, it did the job and although iris are pretty maintenance free, they do need a little love before they bloom.

Here is a good webpage from White Flower Farms to learn about iris care.

Advertisements

About Mary Beth

Master Gardener, Photographer
This entry was posted in Colorado, durango gardening, Flowers, Flowers, Garden, Gardens, high altitude gardening, Organic Gardening, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s