Well, the iris parade here at Happy Acres is over. It’s been so much fun watching and counting the irises, as it is every year. This year 31 appeared!
If you missed the video, checkout this link: iristour video.
A couple that really showed up this year were Jurassic Park and a two-tone purple. The latter has to be one I bought, but the only iris I’ve purchased over the years that is two tone is Best Bet which is suppose to be blue. This is definitely purple. But regardless, she’s a beauty.
Most of my irises have names since I’ve purchased them from Schreiner’s. They have a great selection and the irises are always in great shape. Sometimes they will bloom the year following planting them in July, but some do wait until the next year. In the past I would buy irises from etsy and other places, and never had the luck I had with Schreiner’s. Also, if you buy so many, you get one free.
But on with the parade. These beauties are from Schreiner’s.
These were given to me by Mary.
I purchased this one locally. It’s a tiny iris called Iriscristata powder blue giant that acts like a ground cover.
These are some of the irises that were here when we moved in. The small yellow one was one that Dave brought over from his farm. As I said, the two-tone purple is not an old iris and may be Best Bet.
These are a couple I bought several years ago from the local plant sale.
Again, it’s been a wonderful parade, and a great year for my irises. Looking forward to next year. Thanks for dropping by.
Theses are beautiful. Can I ask what you use as a mulch. I’m in the uk
and I’m never sure what to put on the Iris beds.
Thank you for showing this wonderful display.
Stunning. Since we moved from the other house, I have no room for an iris . Maybe I can find a spot for a small one.
Thanks for the tour of your amazing flowers. Such delicious colors!!!
KJ, I hope you can find just a small sunny spot for an iris or two! Thanks for dropping by.
Yvonne, Thanks. I don’t use mulch. Mulch is not recommended here for irises since it keeps moisture in and tends to rot the rhizomes. That said, I see a lot of people who mulch theirs! Thanks for dropping by.
Thank you Lynda.
Gorgeous!! I’ve always loved irises, as a child we always had purple ones, but not anything like your collection. I have a few now that came with the house, but I’m just not a gardner, although once in a while I plant something. Love your yearly iris parade, thank you!