Blooms today

organic_kitten(8)April 23, 2013

The iris blooms are picking up:

Sun and Sky with Clematis Pink Champagne Kakai in the background.

I call this Rita's Iris. She didn't like it and sent to me a couple years ago, and this is the first time it has bloomed. Guess it was sulking:

HR Young:

Deep currents:

No idea of the name of this one:

Titans Glory:

Nelly Moser:

Magheralin

kay

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houstmag

Love, Love,Love those iris I especially like Dark Currents. I wish we could get those colors in Daylilies.
Linda

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 4:23PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Me too, Linda. My purples are always reddish. Dark currents was a bonus, and it is a pretty one.

kay

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 5:25PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Gosh Kay everything is wonderful. So nice to have all that bloom. Magheralin is my favorite though.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 5:32PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

Pretty,Pretty Pretty, Kay.I like them blues,especially the lighter blues.

jean

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:10PM
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jaco42(z5NEOhio)

All I can say is WOW, fantastic pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:47PM
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avedon_gw

Just love the colors on both the irises and the clematis. Aedon

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 9:03PM
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shive(6b TN)

The irises are simply glorious!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 9:17PM
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Waitforspring(6 MA)

They're all beautiful. i think my favorite is Titan's Glory.
Val

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 9:21PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Thanks you all for looking. I am still working in the garden with some more weeding and a lot more mulching to do yet. got some planting to do too.

the Chinese Snowballs and azaleas have been lovely this year:

and the roses are just beginning to bloom:

Abe Darby:

One of the Old Garden Moss roses, Quatre Saisons is going to be a beauty this spring:

The blooms are lovely, and lovely fragrance. I don't think it is supposed to do well here, but I don't intend to tell it so.
kay

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 9:41PM
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bloombuddie

Your flowers are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us. Ann

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 11:27PM
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gardenofeden777(8a central Louisiana)

Beautiful Kay! My iris are popping everywhere also. It definitely keeps you occupied while waiting for the daylilies. And I love your Japanese Maple also! Mine (Jeddeloh Orange) grows slow as a slug. Looooove yours!

Rena'

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 11:29PM
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gdjcb

Beautiful Iris, I have a little wait yet for mine. I am lucky enough to have a very nice and generous lady who has given me her extra Iris for the last four years. The 2nd year she gave me 72 varieties. Hopefully my sister has room, I'm sure I will be receiving a couple hundred more from her later this summer. Please keep the pictures coming, it is great way to pass the time in the evening.

Gale

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 12:01AM
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Julia NY(6)

Lovely. I always enjoy seeing clematis.Iris put that pop of color while waiting for the daylilies to start. But then you have alot of color showing.

Hope your getting some time to enjoy your garden.

Julia

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 7:00AM
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Nancy zone 6

Your garden is so beautiful, Kay. I have similar plants, but they look so much better in your garden. I need you to come up & help me with my garden design :) I tend to just stick stuff anywhere, sometimes that is just where the soil is easiest to dig. I get some really odd color combos.
My tall bearded iris will be blooming soon. Daughter of Stars should bloom any day. I see new bloom stalks every day.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:27AM
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organic_kitten(8)

You are lucky Ann. Iris are lovely, and I am trying to mulching between plants to cut down the rediculous amount of weeding in the beds.

High praise from you, Rena, thanks. That main JM is about 10 years old now. I am very fortunate that I discovered the voles were attacking it before they killed the entire tree.

Julia, I love the clematis too, and have several more with buds but no blooms yet...they do brighten up the garden. the weather has been so odd, my creeping phlox has been blooming since January! Not so much as now, but blooming away. This bed has been my bright spot all winter:

I do sit in my bench, drinking lemonade and watching the birds,but most of my time is still working in the garden.

Nancy, thank you but you have got to be kidding! My entire garden is constructed in the "where can I put this?" mode. I do tend to like certain colors, so that's okay. Of course I have a six pack of bright orange celosia sitting in the greenhouse until I decide where I am sticking them...they are bright, but I do love brights. I was thinking your iris usually bloom when mine do. Looking forward to seeing them...I would love to visit and walk over your gardens with you, but other than plant to the bursting at the rims point, not a designer.
kay

Nan

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 2:39PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

well, meant to comment on the gorgeous clematis,and forgot.They are beautiful, I love clematis.mine has buds, no blooms yet.

Jean

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 6:10PM
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mantis__oh

I too was struck by the Japanese maple. The leaves on everything look so perfect, and your iris bed is filled with buds.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:29PM
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