Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm in love!

The irises I planted last year have flowered for the first time. Meet Iris germanica 'Dutch Chocolate'. For some bizarre reason, growing an iris like this has made me feel very 'grown up'. I've been watching her slowly come into bud over the past few days. One petal was languidly draped out this morning at 06:30, and twelve hours later she has revealed her divine sumptuousness.

Isn't she gorgeous? Her name is delicious and so is she.

9 comments:

NewShoot said...

What a beauty!

Crisp Bedsore said...
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Arabella Sock said...

Oops! Sorry. Deleted post above was me - I was logged in as my "testing" blog. I was just saying that she really is absolutely divine!

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel (Alice Joyce) said...

A color to die for.....

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

She looks just like her mother.

Valeri said...

I've been debating whether to grow Irises or not and this lovely picture of one has decided me to go for it. Yours is a really superb colour!

Rothschild Orchid said...

Love at first sight! Absolutely gorgeous, I want one!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Very pleased to meet her! She's so beautiful....
Thank you for stopping by my blog...loved meeting you. Happy weekend/gardening!

Esther Montgomery said...

I planted some very cheap irises for this year - you know the kind of thing - ten million un-identified bulbs for £2:50. Later I regretted it. Now they are flowering (not as as impressively as this, I admit - but flowering none the less) and I am delighted. Hurray for irises - even the bright yellows and purples and whites. But your chocolate one is very subtle!

Esther