Sunday, May 10, 2009

Today's Flowers - May 10

Iris


More beautiful flowers from my daughter's garden. Nearly all the flowers in my own garden are day lilies, which have not yet begun to bloom. Daughter's yard is full of a variety of blooming plants, and I've been taking advantage of having them available to photograph.
According to Wikipedia, Iris is a genus of between 200–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.

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28 comments:

jinksy said...

The purple blue iris by my front door is still in bud, so yours was good to see as an appetiser. Wonder how they got the name flags? Or is that a Brit thing?

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the Iris, they are such proud flowers.
Happy Mother's day Pat.

richies said...

What a beautiful photo. Our Iris have been getting beat up by the storms and heavy rain, but are still beautiful.

An Arkies Musings

Snap said...

Iris is one of my favorites. Hard to grown down here. Arggghhh!

Moannie said...

Now I understand my mother's appeal...she was a Rainbow...it fits. Beautiful picture of a lovely flower. Planted three last week, fingers crossed they bloom for me.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Your photography is amazing! Happy Mother's Day! ~Janine XO

Betty said...

Beautiful photo. My mother planted irises behind our detatched garage because that area was very hard to mow. It was always a pleasant sight.

NitWit1 said...

M irises seem finished blooming. The bulbs are very old--like 30 years + - and need thinned or replaced.

Your shot is beautiful

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Stunning. I love irises.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Pat

Lovely flower!
Wonderful color also.
Thanks for sharing and for posting for TODAYS FLOWERS always!
Have e nice week, my friend!
Luiz

Grace and Bradley said...

What a nice photo of purple iris. You should show us day lilies from your garden next time.

Arija said...

A lovely Iris, lucky you to be able to draw on your daughter's variety for your photos.

JC said...

Your daughter has the most perfect flowers or is it your photographi skills? This iris is perfect. I'm catching up on your post. I love the baby peach picture. You line about getting lost between you house and the garden shed cracked me up. How funny.

Suldog said...

Lovely flower. Used to have a few growing in our neighborhood. Very pretty, they are.

Jewels said...

Gorgeous Iris! I enjoyed your tall grass humor in your last post. : ) The fescue is so tall here I can barely see the tip of Brandy’s tail when she walks through it, and with more rain on the way, I think I am going to need a bush hog to get through it.

Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

Happily Retired Gal said...

I've never seen this color of Iris before and methinks I may go in search of some bulbs for next year. I had deeper purple iris with a yellow center ... brilliant yellow ... and white with yellow centers that come up each year in my yard. They're long gone now after blooming much too early this year.
Hugs and blessings,

Cris said...

Truly beautiful colors! So good to see flowers all around with this meme.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful flower! I wish you good luck with your Q word! Good Question! Thanks for your visit.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This iris photo is stunning. One of y favourite flowers but I wish they bloomed longer. Luckily we can capture them with our cameras!

Leora said...

Irises are among my favorite flowers. I had them at my wedding, in purple. Lovely photo.

fishing guy said...

Pat: Your Iris has really beautiful colors.

elk said...

i enjoy the beauty of your iris ~the color is so vivid...thanks for stopping by my blog
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elk

Denise said...

Another beautiful photograph Pat, and a Happy Belated Mother's Day.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful purple Irish! Your daughter does a great job at her garden. Have a wonderful day, Pat :)

Peter said...

Ah, the Iris! What a lovely flower, they combine a look of fragility with impressive structural strength. I was once giving some painting lessons to someone, and it was when the Iris flowers were at their best. I pitched both our easels outside and, as we began painting, rain started to fall. The rain did not upset the irises, and, as we were working in oils, it was possible to continue for quite some time. Great fun actually, and colours often look wonderful in the rain. I seem to remember that my wife (being as sensible soul) finally "put her foot down" and called a halt to the lesson as she was afraid that I might cause my pupil to catch cold, or grow webbed feet, or worse! Best Wishes, P.

Snowbrush said...

Very nice!

Jeannelle said...

Just gorgeous, Pat. Thanks for the info. I did not know there were that many types of iris or that their name means "rainbow"!

Hilary said...

Just beautiful. Mine won't open for a couple of weeks still.