Monday, May 28, 2007

A Few Wave Hill Iris

A Few Wave Hill Iris

I went to Wave Hill yesterday and of course saw a lot of neat and strange plants. I have been there about a hundred times before but I always see a couple of new things. I am talking trees and established plantings so I don’t know how I missed them but I saw a couple of things I hadn’t noticed. I hadn’t really seen their Iris blooming before. There weren’t a lot of cultivars but what they did have was interesting and unusual. I didn’t spend a lot of time taking pictures of them because I find it a difficult flower to photograph. The rest of the gardens had really taken off since the last time I had been there in April. I will probably post a few more pictures of my trip during this week. I have 58 hours of work planned for this week and it shouldn’t be a problem if the weather cooperates. I am working today even though it is a holiday here in the United States. I don’t mind working on holidays because the traffic is so light. I can get to work in 40 minutes instead of the usual hour and ten minutes.

Here are a few more Iris from Wave Hill.

Roof Iris
Iris tectorum
(EYE-ris) (tek-TOR-um)

Roof Iris is an easy to grow species of Crested Iris. It is vigorous but graceful as it forms small clump about 1.5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It’s wide foliage is handsome and adds extra interest to the garden. It can tolerate light shade and benefits from good drainage and regular mulching. I had posts on two other Iris species

Reticulated Iris

Iris bucharica

Here is a picture I ran through a couple of filters in Photoshop CS2®. The original picture didn’t have strong focus so this is what I ended up with. The Iris is a Siberian named ‘Pansy Purple’ and boy was it a strong eye-catching purple. It had a made a nice big clump that was loaded with flowers.

Variegated Iris buds. This is the one with the gold and green leaves. They complimented the nice blue flowers.


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