Every spring I look forward to seeing my iris plants begin to bloom. These are generally one of first to begin sprouting leaves, so I know that the rest of my flowers will start blooming shortly after.
These are great plants for having a tall green plant through the fall season. The flowers will begin to bloom in late spring/early summer and last a few days.
I love to look in the flower and see the amazing designs and colors. It reminds me of a butterfly’s wings.
Most of my iris plants are purple bearded iris. These multiply quite a bit each year so I find myself either splitting and replanting or giving away to friends and family.
There was a new, deep purple iris in my backyard this year. For the last three years I had assumed that this was a weird looking day lily. The plant never once bloomed, so I had no reason to suspect otherwise. The leaves were similar width to the day lilies it was planted next too – the only main difference was that the leaves stood straight up instead of droopy like a day lily. To my surprise it finally bloomed this summer. Instead of the yellow/gold lily I was expecting, a beautiful deep purple iris appeared.
These plants are pretty hardy and don’t require much hands-on attention. A good starter plant for those new to gardening!
These are a few of the iris plants in my yard. Enjoy!