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Posts tagged iris

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.

July 19, 2012

 

purple and white flowers

Color Combinations

My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.

June 7, 2012

 

Bee balm/Mondarda

Plants We Collect

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and circumstances shape our preferences and thus our plant collections.

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