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Posts tagged iris

August 3, 2017

 

bee balm

Dedicated Beds

I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.

July 27, 2017

 

blooms

Bloom Sequences

Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.

July 20, 2017

 

moonlight garden

Moonlight Garden

White gardens are tranquil and calming and reward their owners with their soothing ambience.

May 25, 2017

 

Iris spuria

Iris Parade

Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.

April 13, 2017

 

blue bottle gentian

Lavenders & Blues

Today we're focusing on blossoms with blue and lavender colors.

June 2, 2016

 

black gamecock

Louisiana Iris

Part of my fascination with this iris is that the deer leave them alone.

March 31, 2016

 

dwarf iris

Dwarf Iris

You can plant these little beauties liberally in beds and rock gardens and naturalize them in other undisturbed spaces.

September 18, 2014

 

bog plant

Bog Plants

Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.

August 15, 2013

 

black gamecock

Louisiana Iris ‘Black Gamecock’

Louisiana iris are easy to grow in the Midwest if you have good soil, moisture and space for them to spread.

February 14, 2013

 

iris reticulata

Iris Reticulata

The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.

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