Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Iris flowerbed

When we bought our property in October 2004 we moved my Granny's daffodils, as I have talked about before. After the iris finished blooming in the spring of 2005 we moved them. Planting them on both sides of the driveway, that didn't really go anywhere at the time. This first photo also shows the Siberian Iris around the post.When we moved them there was not one drop of rain for 6 weeks. We had not drilled the well yet, so we had no way to water them. We were concerned we were going to lose them all. They did bloom a little in 2006. Then in 2007 about the time the buds were setting east Tennessee had a drop in temperature to 20 degrees. Very few blooms that year.
Last year it was a little better, but we did have a cold spell that got some of the buds.
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This year, no cold spells, and plenty of rain. The only problem this year is getting some sunshine so I could take some photographs. We haven't had rain since last Saturday so I finally got some photos. Rain is suppose to start again today sometime and rain through Sunday.
The top 3 photos are all of the left side of the driveway from different angles. The next photo is the right side of the driveway.
The last photo is the left side of the driveway, but facing the road.
Naturally they do not all bloom at the same time, so some of them have already finished blooming. I know the names to all 75 varieties of my daylilies, but I do not know the names of my iris. I just enjoy them.
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19 comments:

Kathleen said...

OH YAYYY!
I love all Iris! I just wish they would last all year.
You have such beautiful colors!!

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Leedra! Oh My! What beautiful flowers you have!!! I love Iris!

Susie said...

The Iris are beautiful! I can't believe you know the name of 75 varieties of your daylilies. That's amazing!

Amanda said...

One of my favorites!!

Mildred said...

Your home and the drive lined with irises are so pretty. I love all the different colors-so bright and welcoming! We've had lots of rain too. When the sun does come out, it's going to be a jungle.

Mary said...

Wow...what a gorgeous bit of heaven you have! I love iris, but don't seem to do too well with growing them. I let them get choked out by grass and weeds too much...sigh. Wish I had a really green thumb and a bit of ambition. Good thing there are gardeners like you to grow the beauty for the rest of us to enjoy!

Connie said...

Your hard work has finally been rewarded! What a delight to see this much color and variety.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Leedra, I love your HOME --and your Irises. Can you see the mountains from your home??? I always love being in the valley surrounding the Smokies. Gorgeous!!!!

You have TONS more Irises than we have ---although this year's crop was better than before. I SO remember the Freeze of 2007.. WE lost almost everything that year.

Hugs,
Betsy

Darla said...

Iris envy here!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

George said...

What gorgeous iris! I hope they continue to multiply for you.

Jen said...

Pretty!! The purple are my favorite.
Are they called for-get-me-nots?
I'm pretty sure the ones I have had that tag in them when I got them several years ago.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Absolutely gorgeous.Next to Roses Irises are my favorites.I thik they have a regal look to them.
Blessings,Ruth

Tina said...

So much work..but all has really paid off for you. They are all very lovely and make such a wonderful cast of colors as you enter your driveway!!

Eve said...

They're all beautiful Leedra! The ones at my new home are just about done now...I can't wait for the lilies!!!

troutbirder said...

Your patience has been well rewarded Leedra. They are all just gorgeous!!!

The Early Birder said...

Fabulous display Leedra. Iris's will feature very strongly at next weeks RHS Chelsea Flower Show & we are selling loads this week. I just wish I had a hot, sunny spot in the garden to grow them.

Shellmo said...

These flowers look like something Claude Monet would have in his garden (as well as paint them!)
Beautiful!

Bird Girl said...

You must be a real gardener - knowing all of the names of your daylillies! Wow! I think the Iris bed is just beautiful, Leedra!

Pam said...

I love all the different colors of Iris's. You sure have a wide variety. They are are gorgeous.

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