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Friday, June 08, 2018


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A nice roundup of iris. The carpet of Iris cristata is is a delight in or out of bloom. Having plants to remind you of your previous neighbors and your home's original owners is very special indeed.

Lisa at Greenbow

I love that picture of the little iris crisata playing peek-a-boo in the ferns. Funny how a flower collection will all of a sudden seem like the same color.


I love the mass of Iris cristata foliage. That's one Iris I've never grown, I'll have to look for it.

Linda Brazill

A lovely weed-supressing ground cover with no pests. Comes in white as well.

Linda Brazill

We were polar opposites from our neighbors politically, so it was nice to have gardening to talk about.


I appreciate the reference to the iris you received from your neighbors, and the iris that was planted by the original owners. My garden is full of flowers from friends, and even a few from "Julia's Garden," the woman who owned our house 70 years ago. I've taken to calling these "Homestead" flowers; I may never know their specific names, but they are part of the landscape and history of this place.

Linda Brazill

Those plants with personal references add so much to the garden.

Beth @ PlantPostings

You have an impressive Iris collection! That new one from Old House Gardens is unique, for sure!

Linda Brazill

I figured out that the OHG Iris is I. florentina, which has been around since the 1500s. The catalog describes it as a "luminous pewter color" which I think is pretty accurate.

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