|'LIMERANCE' Blyth 2009 -This first-time bloomer has huge, ruffled falls and wonderful veining|
I'd like to thank the many hybridizers for their stunning flowers. Their irises have given beauty, lifted spirits, and been a source of enjoyment to so many of us iris lovers over the years, and I appreciate their time and efforts in making the world a more beautiful place. Thank you!
|'LENTEN PRAYER' (Schreiner 1998) My favorite iris in this shade--Huge, velvety blooms!|
(Left to Right) 'APHRODISIAC' (Schreiner 1986), 'MAGHAREE' Blyth 1986),
'BOLD EXPRESSION' (Ernst 2003), 'PURPLE SERENADE' (Schreiner 2005)
|'DANDY CANDY' (Ernst 2001) The unique coloring of this iris makes it a visitor's favorite!|
|'OXFORD COUNTESS' (Blyth 2007) This huge, magnificent bloom takes your breath away!|
(Forefront) 'PLANNED TREASURE' (Burger 1985), 'CENTER ICE' (Ghio 2010), 'GITANO' (Keppel 2007), 'FLORENTINE SILK' (Keppel 2005),
'MIDNIGHT REVELRY' Schreiner 2005)
|'FLORENTINE SILK' (Keppel 2005) A well-deserved award winner. Very reliable and prolific and one of my favorites in these colors|
|'DARING DECEPTION' (Johnson 2012) This iris stands out in the garden. Wow!|
'ROMANTIC GENTLEMAN' (Blyth 2002) A clump of this is stunning!
|'LOUISA'S SONG' (Blyth 2000) Always perfect blooms on sturdy stems|
|'PHOTOGENIC' (Ghio 2006) Aptly named, this iris is a favorite to photograph|
'Kitty Kay' (Keppel 2002) Perfection!
|'CENTER ICE' (Ghio 2010) This first-time bloomer had an especially long flower life. Gorgeous blooms!|
|'ZANDRIA' (Nebeker 1996) I love the colors on this beauty--the beard is striking!|
'PLUM PRETTY WHISKERS' (Spoon 2003) I got this because of an iris friend--and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful!
|'EYE FOR STYLE' (Blyth 2006) Outstanding color on this huge beauty! I love the shade it fades to over time, as shown in this photo|
|'MING LORD' ( Blyth 2006) With beautiful, velvety falls and bright beard--excellent!|
|'PERSIAN BERRY' (Gaulter 1977) Another favorite I got because of an iris friend. The soft shades and markings on the haft of this beautiful iris are unique. Thanks, Renee!|
|'FANCY STUFF' (Brown 2001) If you love lace, this is for you. Beautiful in every way! Opens up nicely.|
|'ELIZABETHAN AGE' (Baumunk 2005) This iris is a long bloomer. Lovely!|
Some of these may be new to you; others I'm sure are on your list of favorites, too.
What were some of your favorite blooms this year? Was it a good year iris season in your area? I'd love to hear from you!