Irresistible Iris

A brief interlude to this rainy day was a perfect moment DSCN4607to see what all of this soaking, COLD weather has done to the garden. One rose (Roseraie de L’Hay) popped despite a 42 degree morning!   The iris are also indifferent to the cold. DSCN4580 I was surprised that my grandfather’s yellow iris was blooming amidst the cold rain.  He was hardy and so is his favorite iris.  The yellow flag iris DSCN4598 near the pond are also blooming.  Could this deep purple, another of my Grandfather’s favorites, be next? DSCN4616 They are seemingly fragile, each blossom lasts but a moment, but iris are irresistibly indifferent to the cold!  The peonies along the fence are still in a tight ball,DSCN4585 but what ho!  The new tree peony that I planted just last month shocked me as I turned the corner.  The blossoms on this are truly fragile!  So glad I took a walk outside to rescue this!  Once inside and cleaned from the spattered mud, safe in a vase, DSCN4617look what a beauty!  CONCUBINE’S FEATHER – what a name for a peony.  Light as a feather and so very sensual!  The fragrance is unworldly!  The rain will probably continue, the pond will rise. DSCN4613 I fear for the dahlias already planted. DSCN4605 As long as there is some green above the soil line, I think (pray) they will be okay.  It is cold and it is rainy, but if a tree peony named  ‘Concubine’s Feather’ can bloom the first year planted, then the garden will go on.DSCN4601


About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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5 Responses to Irresistible Iris

  1. Sunil Patel says:

    Hi Jayne, that’s a particularly gorgeous yellow on your iris. I’m at the other end of the spectrum with Siberian Iris, which are generally blue and can be very deep in colour. I prefer their narrow strap leaves and slender flower stems to the more typical iris. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait much longer before mine appear.


  2. elaine says:

    Your are a little ahead of me – my iris still have yet to bloom as do the peonies – last year my tree peony flowered for the first time – I went indoors to fetch the camera and by the time I got back outside all the petals had fallen off – talking about fleeting.


  3. Hi, we have also made a switch from hot and dry to cold and soggy. This is after a generally cold, wet spring. Your iris are beautiful.


  4. Anita Rivera says:


    Oh how very kind of you to pop on by and leave a sweet note! Thank you my dear for your participation in the France party; it was a smashing success! And I will return…..I WILL!

    Your photos capture LIFE. I have yet to learn how to use my new Canon properly. The little beads of dew to the texture of your flowers is true photography!

    Many happy hugs, Anita


  5. Pauline says:

    Your yellow iris in front of the purple acer is really beautiful, they set each other off perfectly. I also love your tree peony, what a super name and so very beautiful.


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