Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Irises Are Here!








The white and yellow Dutch Irises are beginning to bloom (the blue ones have buds, not yet open), the Bearded Irises are also beginning to make an appearance, and then there is the Walking Iris . . . . gorgeous bloom, but an odd plant! Each bloom lasts just a day (a few hours, really), so if you want to see it . . . ., keep a careful eye on the plant several times a day.


5 comments:

Ben said...

Very nice Iris. The second one is really interesting looking! Is that the walking Iris ?

~CC Catherine said...

Looking forward to tea this week dear friend! And I do hope the second pic is of the walking Iris, mine is yet to bloom yet, but I'm anxiously awaiting it. Your pics of the Irises are lovely! My trip to MN on business was great...and I'm home for a while. ahhhh.... :) See you soon! ~CC Catherine

Nickname unavailable said...

Well, my outdoor iris are putting out fat buds ready to open in the next week or so.

But I'm stil amazed that the walking iris are just opening for your repsondents. Mine, which I keep in a glass block window with sun all winter, start flowering in late Jan / early Feb, right when natural daylight begins to wax. i have moved them outdoors, and they will begin their next season, trying to send shoots into my deck, and I'll collect those and donate them to Master Gardener fundraisers, or welcome any who want some.

I first saw walking iris at an ashram on Paradise Island and they are quite invasive there, and lovely. Many more colors than I have.

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Lya Sorano said...

Yes, the second one from the top is the Walking Iris. To me, it looks more like an Orchid than an Iris. Bloom periods seem to vary. The friend who gave me the original plant tells me hers bloom in the middle of winter; elsewhere I have heard June - September. Yesterday morning, nine of them (on the same plant) popped out of their "cocoons", presented themselves folded up, were wide open (like the one in this picture) 30 minutes later, and are now spent as of early this morning. Interesting plant indeed!