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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Today's Iris

24 May 2011 22:34:30
Today's Iris

Today's Iris

I could really get into these tall bearded irises.

Here's another one opened today.


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Jacinta Jacinta 24 May 2011 22:36:01

I'm seriously getting a big liking for irises.


Dick Dick 24 May 2011 22:48:14

Rachel you seem to have the technique for irises.


ladygardener ladygardener 24 May 2011 22:52:12

Thats beautiful


Mairin Mairin 24 May 2011 22:56:39

Beautiful.  Do you have them in a damp spot?


Moya Moya 24 May 2011 22:58:09

Lovely and blousey!


Rachel Rachel 24 May 2011 22:59:23

Thank you, folks. These irises like sun, Mairin, which is lucky because I don't have many damp spots.


fran m fran m 24 May 2011 23:06:11

None here, yet...............


Lìga Lìga 24 May 2011 23:32:20

Nice one!!!I want red and orange,and caramel,and some yellow with blue beard...and......:))))

Mairin check email:)


Scrubber Scrubber 24 May 2011 23:48:17

Thats a lovely woofy Iris, all crinkeldy and romantic.


TinaJ TinaJ 25 May 2011 08:13:28

Beautiful,is that the same one inyour album rachel?


Myrtle Myrtle 25 May 2011 09:02:25

Lovely one


Rachel Rachel 25 May 2011 09:25:04

It looks to be a great year for irises. My plain blue ones didn't flower much last year as I divided them the year before but it's a bumper year this year.

Tina, yes, this one is my album cover, dated 24.5.11. It is a named variety but I've lost the name and there are too many blue/white ones to work out which one it is.

My Irises from the French National Collection should be flowering soon.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 May 2011 10:46:33

Gorgeous shades of blue


Rachel Rachel 25 May 2011 14:03:36

Thanks, Geraldine.


Rachel Rachel 28 May 2011 09:49:03

Liga, yes, I want the coppery orange ones too :) But I think red irises are wrong!


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