This beauty is the first Iris in my garden to bloom this year. About 30 rhysomes were planted last year and I expect to have about six to bloom their first year in a new garden. That’s how Iris are. This is a tall bearded Iris known as Rosy Wings and was transplanted from a family garden. That family knows something about Iris so my garden is one that I will enjoy for years to come.
Many of the plants were labeled as was this Iris. However, I have many that are unknown. They are planted on a grid and documentation of each plant is shown on a spreadsheet. I expect the next plant to open to be Stepping Out. I’m almost sure of it by the color of the tightly folded up bloom. It should explode tomorrow with brilliant color. My aunt and MIL will help determine the variety of the unknowns.
My mom loved Iris. Clusters were found in the yard and on the property around the house. These were common flags: yellow, white, lavender and some darker purple. This was all I knew for many years but loved them. Then I discovered the more dramatic colors. Some of these will be included here and a link to my gallery later.