Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today's Flowers - March 6



I am truly sorry that I do not know the name of this magnificent Bearded Iris.  It's one of several gorgeous flowers of that species that grow in my Gardening Daughter's yard, and one of the most striking blooms of its type that I have seen.  I'm growing very fond of Iris although I have only two or three varieties in my garden.  I hope to be able to add to my collection when my daughter divides her clumps.

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13 comments:

Snap said...

I do love bearded iris and i can't grow them here. Ptuiii! we had oodles of them when i lived in New Mexico. love your prayer shawl. i much prefer crochet .. not as heavy feeling on my poor arthritic hands .. or maybe i'm using that as an excuse! i do knit, just not as often as the crochet. making prayer shawls is a lovely ministry. i must get back to it.......

hugs---

Patty said...

Beautiful what ever it is called, other than an Iris.

Tracy said...

Those are beautiful flowers whate'er their name! I use to have some purple shades in Ohio and I just loved them...
Thanks for sharing those...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, OH --how I love Irises. We have one similar to that in our yard --and it's just so pretty.

Guess what? After an all-day rain yesterday, we woke up to some snow this morning. Gads!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Carolina said...

That gorgeous flower is having her own party. It certainly looks like it is swirling her ball gown. Wonderful colour. Oh, I know it's a bearded Iris, but i still think it's a woman ;-)

NitWit1 said...

Beautiful Iris. My mother loved them and also cannas which grew well in Texas.

May be back in LR again if I can ever get the Dr to answer the phone

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous colour, Pat, and did you know that in the language of flowers an iris means 'faith, hope and wisdom'? x

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh my that is just beatuiful. I really need to try irises.

George said...

This is a beautiful iris. We have something si liar in our yard. Iris are such a regal-looking flower.

Peter said...

We have some irises here, and I always look forward to them flowering. They are amazing flowers really, combining wonderful structures with colour and beauty. I have not seen one the colour of the one that is in your photograph, it is breathtaking.

guild-rez said...

Pat,
thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.
Your bearded iris is indeed very beautiful.
Iris is a genus of 260 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. Perhaps one of the iris society can help you with the name.
- Cheers Gisela.

Marvin said...

Gorgeous iris! Irises are one of the few flowers we grow. All have come to us from friends (or friends of friends) and we have no idea of their names, but that doesn't prevent us from enjoying their beauty.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

That is one beautiful iris, bright and yellow.