Sunday, June 28, 2009

Like Peas in a Pod


Like peas in a pod, all of these Iris japonica siblings are similar but not exactly alike. These finished blooming last week, just escaping the current heat wave which surely would have burnt them up. All have purple flowers, but some are a deep rich shade, while others have a grayish cast, which sounds ghastly but is surprisingly beautiful.







After several years, this is the first seedling not to have completely purple
flowers. I like the contrast of the snowy white falls with the purple standards.



12 comments:

  1. They are lovely! The variegated one adds a nice complement!

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  2. Wow, I love the different shades of purple and the seedling that isn't totally purple adds to the beauty of them all. It's neat when we have surprises like that.

    FlowerLady

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  3. I like the two colors of purple!!

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  4. I love the colors, such pretty shades of purple!

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  5. They are most lovely. I've just begun adding some of these to my garden. I find them exotic. A lovely shade of purple too.

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  6. Love the bicolor. I've never had a seedling display different color from the parents.
    Marnie

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  7. Stunning portraits of my favorite irises. Yours look so healthy and full... beautiful folds. The voles have been dining on mine, but I have been digging them up over the years and spreading them around in hopes of saving them. The light and background are just lovely in your photos.

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  8. I can't believe you still have/had irises! I am so jealous!--Randy

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  9. They look good together. Makes an impact with a single colour coming through.

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  10. I love Japanese irises. My flowers are in bloom now too. I should post some pictures of them on my blog.

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  11. They are fantastic Sweetbay...They seem to bloom for a longer time! gail

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