fiery collector iris

by Christopher Kowalewski May. 12, 2021 334 views
iris | lensbaby sol 45

iris | lensbaby sol 45

So, in late March and throughout April the ‘wild’ iris bloom everywhere in the garden from deep purple to mauve pastels. I say ‘wild’ as they just sort of pop up all over the place and require no up-keep what-so-ever (bless their hearts).

Then, though, in May begins what I refer to as the collector iris blooming. This lot covers a group of iris that have been donated to our garden or purchased here or there. They are demanding and require taking care of. When they no longer bloom, it’s nature’s call (if I can say) to literally rip up the rhizomes, break them a part and throw them here and there. Within two years, they begin blooming like new.

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Adrian Morris 2 months, 1 week ago

Great photo.

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Christopher Kowalewski Replied to Adrian Morris 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks very much!

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous capture. The colors are magnificent. I have black ones just popping up now, but have never seen these colorful beauties.

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Christopher Kowalewski Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 1 week ago

Thank you - yes - here in the South of France, the black / deep-purple ones bloom late February and throughout out March. And they smell so nice.

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Tsao T-F 2 months, 1 week ago

Love iris. And your photo effect looks so cool!smile

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