Primarily devoted to bearded iris, I also have beardless varieties and have added some every year. Here is the Siberian, 'China Spring.' It's like a flight of butterflies has landed in a corner of the garden. Topping out at 40" this is an impressive sight.
|'China Spring' (SIB Bauer & Coble 1999)|
|'Golden Panther' (TB Richard Tasco 2000)|
|'Icing' (MTB Stephanie Markham 2011)|
|'Little White Tiger' (MTB Jean Witt 2013)|
I love documenting the bloom in my garden. I'use those straight up photos to keep track of what bloomed when and how well it bloomed. But I also enjoy making an artistic statement. This photo of 'Kevin's Theme' is more about lighting and framing. The depth of field is shallow making the iris and buds sharp and the background blooms forming colorful wallpaper effect.
Purchased at the GRIS Iris Sale last year, 'Potomac Fireworks' is a "space age" iris. The beards come to a point and lift off the falls. This point is called a horn. Yes, Virginia, a new rhizome can bloom the season after it is purchased.
|'Potomac Fireworks' (TB Don Spoon 2002)|
|'Wild' (BB Paul Black 2012)|