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Part 1: Iris and their companions - * photos galore *

Posted by gottagarden z5 western NY (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 11, 11 at 10:54

I love bearded iris! They were the first plant group I ever collected. But like any diva, they really need a supporting cast in order to show to their best advantage. Over the years I have been rearranging my plants like furniture, trying to match bloom times and color coordinate. Gradually I'm getting some nice combinations that are consistent from year to year. I thought you might like to see them.

iris 'gypsy romance' with malva mauritania, lupines

From Iris 2010

companions for iris - nepeta, blue flax, spiraea 'ogon', chives, salvia, corydalis lutea

From Iris 2010

iris, nepeta walkers low and red weigela

From Iris 2010

From Iris 2010

salvia eveline, persicaria bistorta, early dwarf iris, pink forget-me-not

From Iris 2010

iris and yellow tree peony

From Iris 2010

iris Batik and salvia Caradonna

From Iris 2010

iris Afternoon Delight

From Iris 2010

pink iris and geranium pyrenaicum

From Iris 2010


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RE: Part 1: Iris and their companions - * photos galore *

luscious!

I especially love that pink iris & "Afternoon Delight"!


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Nobody does it like you, Gottagarden. Each photo is more wonderful than the last. This is how irises were meant to be used in the garden.
Renee


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I saved this to my clippings, and sent the link to Mom. And came back for another look.
Renee


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Absolutely delightful pictures! I'm on dial-up, but they are worth the wait. Thank you so much for posting these!

Susie


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Brenda, can I copy these photos to the American Iris Society's Facebook page? More people should see what you do in the garden.
Renee


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Brenda, I just realized I put you on the spot. So never mind. :)


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Glad you liked the photos. I love iris, and walk around with my nose in them all to sample their scent.

No, you didn't put me on the spot. I think I will post them to FB myself, just to need to find a little extra time to do it. May watermark them as well.

3 months until iris season!


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Love your combos! Thank you for posting these.


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Great photos!!! Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed those!


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is that peonies in the background behind the afternoon delight iris? if not than what is it?


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Yes, that is peonies. Not quite open yet. Some are open that early - like Dancing Butterflies.


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Skillfully planned, grown and photographed. Absolutely beautiful!

Do you call your masterpiece a cottage garden?


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cant wait for part 2 ...

super

ken


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Well done, I wish I were so good at putting things together. Can you come here :)


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Love your combos, amazingly beautiful.


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Those are truly beautiful. Genius composition.
kay


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Truly inspiring.

Stunning.

Nice combinations of textures and heights. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Tanya


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Wow!!! Some of the prettiest combos I have ever seen. Thanks for telling us what the companion plants are. I am going to try my hand at trying to color match different plants. Its always so pleasing to the eye. More please!! Judy


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  • Posted by vettin z6b Northern VA (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 29, 11 at 20:50

Beautiful photos. If you have time, could you name the iris names with the corresponding photos? Also, are you open to sharing who you buy them from?

Thank you!


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I don't care how many times you look at these pictures. They are so lovely they just lift your spirits.
kay


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All of those combos are simply stunning, thankyou for posting them for all of us to enjoy.


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Oh my word. I'm actually salivating over those pictures!
I came home to find a bag of iris 'zomes on my porch - no idea who left them. Now to find a place for them...


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i love the color combination's you have and the plantings of peonies and iris they work well together. what variety of peonies are with those irises?


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I didn't see any peonies in this set of photos,but here's one that has peony Dancing Butterflies, an early blooming peony.

From Iris 2010


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I see just-about-to-bloom peonies in the second to last photo.
The groupings in those photos are astounding. Must have taken years of planning and work.


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Those peony flowers are HUGE.


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Moving this one up again for everyone's pleasure. WARNING: Do NOT, under any circumstances, compare your garden to these photographs.


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smile :-) they are just starting to bloom again, I need to take more photos.


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GG, these are really nice. You are quite the artist. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for giving these the bump, Renee.


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