Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Iris In Action

I just happened to notice that my African Iris was just ready to bloom the other afternoon and I couldn't resist sticking around to try and capture the event as it happened. I planted this gorgeous plant last summer, and it did not bloom until this Spring. It has only sent up one flower stalk, but the blooms have been steady from it, since it started. It lives in a mostly shaded area, in the flowerbed on my patio, that is shaded by a big Olive tree.






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9 comments:

Darla said...

What a lovely iris.

Teri C said...

Gosh , its gorgeous. I love the way you have captured the opening of it.

HBT!

Jean said...

Lovely! I love watching it bloom! Thanks for the pics. Jean

~~Rhonda said...

Beautiful blossom and fun to see the progression. TFS! ~~Rhonda

Aiyana said...

I'm so surprised you have Iris this late! It's beautiful.
Aiyana

Carla said...

How interesting Dee! I wonder if bearded iris do the same? Cool:)

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful; flower, and I love the shy photo 'reveal'

Diane C. said...

Nice photo series. That iris looked beautiful every step of the way.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the action of this beautiful iris; very interesting.

Blessings,
Elizabeth