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Almost every yard I pass right now is dotted with lovely irises. Yellow, white, lavender, violet and other combinations speckling the spring landscape all around. And it’s no wonder, irises are easy to grow and super simple to divide, transplant and pass along.
Iris is one of those plants handed down again and again. It’s not unusual at all to talk to friends who have some passed down from many generations. We have a variety of irises from my mother-in-laws yard, who received hers from Miss Nina, a family friend. So we have Miss Nina’s irises in our yard. Wonder where hers came from?
If you think about it, there’s a never-ending chain of irises all over the world. Kinda like that game, 6 Degrees of Separation. Just think about it. Do you have irises? We could be iris related. We could.
If you don’t have irises, like I mentioned before, they’re pretty easy to grow. Iris is a hearty plant that likes full to partial sun, in well drained soil. There’s a ton of information about growing irises all over the web. And I bet you have a friend or neighbor who would love share.
As always make sure you know your USDA Hardiness Zone and consult your local gardening professional and/or agricultural extension for information specific to gardening in your area.
Happy gardening! And remember, sharing is fun!
I love irises. Back in the day (when we lived outside of Tulsa, Ok), I grew irises in a bed outside my kitchen window. When they were blooming, I would cut some almost every day and bring them in the house. They are just gorgeous, and I loved them all.
Oh my goodness. Those yellow and purple ones are stunning. Irises have been my favorite flower since I was about five-years-old. They were just my height back then, and I loved how they smelled like lemon meringue pie.
A beautiful, old-fashion flower. They remind me of my grandma.
I can’t wait for my iris to start coming up. Right now they’re just starting to pop out of the ground. Gorgeous, Amy.
Amy – I thought you would like this blog post my mom wrote awhile back about the Iris connection http://patwogan.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/a-circle-of-friendship/
LOVE these photos.
Hello Amy: I love your photos of iris. I paint in oil and pastel. Do you mind if I use a couple of your photos to paint from?