Monday, June 04, 2007
Bearded Iris (Iris germanica)
This is a Bearded Iris from work. It is not a particularly attractive flower but looks okay viewed close up. The top is kind of a dusty pink, which doesn’t work that well with the other colors. I do have a lot of Iris flowers this year and I hope the large number of Japanese Iris planted in the garden follow the lead of the Bearded, Siberian and Species Iris that have all bloomed well this season.
On a lighter note, a Weeping Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘Glauca Pendula’) bud shot with a very shallow depth of field. I like trying to work with a shallow DOF but it may not be for everyone. It is good planting weather as the rain is coming down hard but not too hard. It has time to soak into the ground. In between the heavier showers a light mist is falling. We have had over an inch and a half, so far, with more on the way. Hopefully this will perk up the Dahlias I put in on Thursday. Even though I had acclimated them for several days outside the greenhouse they were looking a little sad in the hot sun.