Monday, June 04, 2007

Bearded Iris (Iris germanica)

Bearded Iris
Iris germanica
(EYE-ris) (jer-MAN-ih-kuh)
Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ay)

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.


Jeanette said...

just popped over from UKBobs to say hello.
wow I just love your roses, and I must say i love the colour of the bearded iris. Ill be back to see more .

Bob said...

I know what you mean about the Dahlia's, I put some out last Friday and they look like I feel after working all day in the sun. Bob.

RUTH said...

More fabulous photos. I've never seen that daisy mite before.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It is fun to know that people like ukbob are out there and going through some of the same trials and tribulations of Estate Gardening.

ruth, since I am trying to go 100% organic I am not sure what to do with the mites. The worse thing is they crawl all over the stone work and leave a red stain if you squish them.

Mark said...

Hi Chris,
That Iris is a cracker, have you tries soapy bath water for the mites, works with green fly.

Cheers Mark

Annie in Austin said...

Spruces won't make it here, DFF, but I had several in Illinois and always thought the buds were beautiful - your photo of the Picea pungens ‘Glauca Pendula’ is lovely.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose