Seed Swaps

Mostly irises

27 Jun 2012
Cloudy 17°C / 63°F

Sorry as I am not to make the short visit to DD’s, there are compensations. Yesterday was pleasantly cool, humid with the smell of rain in the air and the increase in volume of noise that rainy weather can bring, although the only rain we got was a brief shower at supper time accompanied by a couple of rumbles of thunder. I sat in the garden most of the afternoon writing a letter which happened to be in part about the garden. Although I did do some deadheading, weeding and took out the red poppy in Centre and two purple Tradescantias which had self-seeded there. Tradescantias are certainly deep rooted.

The Siberian irises are mostly finished by the maroon Bearded irises in East 2 are laden with buds and flowers. The pure yellow one which flowered two years ago has not reappeared; the one I thought it might be has the tips of dark petals poking through the bud sheath.

Photos: from where I sat by the big rock, Alpine Asters, Berberis Concorde, Pussytoes etc; and the bearded irises; dwarf iris Pristine Blue; the last Siberian iris ‘Ruflled Velvet’
and a little clump of Siberians in Bay.




The letter you wrote must have been lovely because the view you had while writing must have warmed your heart!

Posted on 27 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

The recipient was grand-daughter #2 so my heart was already warmed; we’ll have to see what she makes of it.

Posted on 28 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

@HollyBee how sweet! Nicely stated.

Posted on 28 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

That is a lovely composition of plants in the large photo. I like Siberian irises because the foliage stays “architectural” long after it flowers, while the bearded iris foliage becomes unattractive pretty quickly.

Posted on 28 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

Lovely garden.

Posted on 28 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States

Love the close-up iris shot: so well focused and such a lovely flower. The details of the white and the different petals are marvelous.

Posted on 28 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

Your garden bed is a lovely contrasting mix, agree with HollyBee. The beautiful blue iris close-up would make a good visual meditation picture, the white markings and central petals all drawing the eye down into the central depth.

Posted on 28 Jun 12 (almost 4 years ago)

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