color picture plan for new iris bed

iris_gal(z9 CA)August 29, 2007

New iris - hooray. Here's how I plan their planting.

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anneow(Z9 sunset16)

That's a really good way to plan, by arranging the pictures! I usually try to group pastels together and separate from the brilliant and saturated colors. Is that Rococo in the second row and second from the left? Very pretty collection.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 12:18PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Good eye Ann. That is Rococo.

I also prefer pastels together. Can you tell my favorite colors are lav. & pink :-)

Shall see if the shaded red-maroon MARTEL lives up to the rave I read on Iris-photo. And some spot in the garden surely needs the strong violet-purple LOYALIST.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 11:12PM
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irisawe(5b)

Could you list the names in order of rows?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 9:14AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Sure. Back row (top row) left to right:
Cabot Cove, Martel, Pink Taffeta, Loyalist, Rapture In Blue, Kentucky Woman

Front row (2nd row) left to right:
Lace Artistry, Rococo, Crystal Ring, Purple Pepper, Eggnog, Handshake

Leftovers below:
Uncle Charlie (I hear this one skips a year on bloom), Tropical Fruit, Coral Point, Tempting Fate (had a hard time capturing this - the falls are so deep)

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 3:22AM
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mshadow(z4 MI)

Really love your idea. It shows how the colors will look next to each other when they bloom. Can't wait until next year to see your pictures of them!

Shadow

    Bookmark   September 8, 2007 at 11:59AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Thanks Robin. My space was not long enuf to accomodate so a bit of readjustment. This was the easiest planting ever. No hemming and hawing over placement.

I took a photo after and inserted names. I think I will like this idea (see link)

Here is a link that might be useful: newly planted with names

    Bookmark   September 8, 2007 at 3:55PM
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