There used to be an Iris farm not far from us, but it closed down a couple of years ago. I liked going sometimes to choose an iris or two to plant in my garden. The proprietor would carefully write the name of the iris in black pen along one of the plant’s strappy leaves, and I would take it home and just as carefully plant it, neglecting (are you surprised?) to record the name.
This means I have only unnamed irises in the garden. I am posting six of them for this week’s Six on Saturday. If you would like to see what other gardeners have in their gardens – perhaps named irises, who knows?- don’t hesitate to follow this link to our new leader Jim at Garden Ruminations and check them out.
One: Honey and a good Shiraz (both found in abundance in this area) in colour make this iris a delicious combination.
Two: Elegantly understated.
Three: Persian blue: the ancient blue of the Silk Road.
Four: Golden in the sunlight, a brief sunny spell.
Five: Palest of blues with the first bud of Rosa ’Radox Bouquet’ in the background.
Six: Similar to number two, but certainly more abundant.
Perhaps another SoSer is an iris aficionado and is able to supply some names for these beauties, who knows? Since there are over 300 different species one would have to be a committed iris fancier to know even some of them.
Rain has continued in abundance for the last two weeks. Serious floods are occurring in parts of NSW and Victoria and yet again, we are seeing footage of people who have lost everything as their homes have been inundated. Many roads are full of potholes or have been swept away altogether. I fear this flood damage is going to cost the country even more than the bush fires did.
Here, the river, many times its usual size, has been over its banks a few times, but we’ve been lucky that there has been no serous damage.
Weather today: Grey. 14 – 23 degrees C.
Oh, did I sneak another iris in? Who would have thought? Enjoy your garden, everyone.