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Friday, May 20, 2011

2011 Irises --Part II

If you missed Part I of this year's IRISES in our yard,  click HERE.  Today I will show you seven more of our different varieties.  Above is one called WALTZ ACROSS  TEXAS.   Don't you just love these names????




CABLE CAR




CANTINA




ORANGE HARVEST  (with some Double Delight Roses in the background)




QUEEN DOROTHY (should be QUEEN BETSY,  don't you think?????? Ha)




HALLOWEEN HALO




TENNESSEE VOL  (my favorite----wonder why?????? ha)

Hope you have enjoyed seeing all of our 2011 Irises.  We love variety ---so getting this many different Irises is special to us.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous weekend.  See you on Monday.

Hugs,

62 comments:

Mildred said...

Hello Betsy, Very pretty photos this morning. It would be hard to choose a favorite! Hope you have a nice weekend.

B. Meandering said...

I missed your first post on the irises, so I went back and checked them out. My favorite from there was the honey glazed. Of these, I like the Cantina the best with the Tennesse Vol a close second.
I'm so behind on your blog this week.

Your Biltmore one is a delight as always.

I was glad you had that time with your son. Such a beautiful spot to enjoy catching up with a loved one! I liked their version of 'falls'.

As for the seafood one, my ex and I would do the same when we visited the beach: fresh seafood as much as possible. I'm not a scallops fan and can't get past the slippery look of the oysters, but I love many of the other fresh catches. I loved your close up of the sea gull---stunning actually.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Everyone of these is a winner.At one time we had lots of different Irises,but I have never seen some of these colors.I think the picture with the roses in the background is wonderful.Hope your weekend will be super.

Nanniepannie said...

They are all so beautiful, I went back and looked at part one. Isn't great to have lovely flowers come back year after year. I just shared some of mine with my Mom I had to dig them up a little early because of the time of my visit. They are good sports, I think they will come back for her next year.

Mamma has spoken said...

Love the Halloween one best.

Darla said...

What a wonderful collection of Irises, I must add more around here.

amelia said...

They are all lovely Betsy. Your garden should be open to the public!!!

Kelly said...

...that Halloween Halo is pretty cool! Love them all...sure your neighbors do to! you guys definitely have green thumbs!

Snapper II said...

I love those names. I never get tired of the beautiful colors. It seems as though they are exploding
in color.

Sandra said...

gorgeous, but CABLE CAR?? for real???

Elettra said...
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Elettra said...

the rainbow colors of your iris are amazing !!!!!!!

Tabor said...

I just got a catalog that sells nothing but irises...should I go for it?

diane b said...

So many many different blooms, just magic!

RonJoeWhite said...

Cantina is my favorite. I wonder why "Tennessee" vol is your favorite? Is there such a thing as a California Irises? :-)

Janice K said...

Each one is so unique, and such pretty colors. They make me homesick for the farm where I grew up. We had a lot of them there, but they do not seem to grow well here. I still have one miniature purple one that comes up each year in a really odd place.

Snap said...

Always fun to see the Iris in your yard. All so beautiful!

imhkki said...

beautiful flowers

Out on the prairie said...

The orage ones are my favorite. I have my Vols hat on today,maybe that is what started my selection.

Karin said...

Love the 2nd and the 3rd irises the best, but truly they are all gorgeous - each in its own way! Your photos are excellent! Enjoy a fabulous week-end!

Veronica said...

Hi Betsy,
I saw your comment on Chip's post (showing off his new lens...hehehe) and I popped over to check out your sight. I could not believe it when I saw you are in FG. I LIVE IN CROSSVILLE!! It's great to meet another Plateau Photographer. Can't wait to check all your photos!!
Take care,
Veronica

Lady Di Tn said...

Your photos are GREAT!!!!! A time without Irises would be a sad time indeed. You have wonderful varieties. Have a great weekend. Peace

Linda said...

Irises are such beautiful flowers. I love the variety that you have and the wonderful photos you have shared.

Retired English Teacher said...

After seeing these lovely flowers, I've thought that perhaps I need to add some iris plants to my yard. I've never had them because all I could think of were those boring purple ones of my childhood. (Anyway, that is how I saw them.)

I loved: Cable Car and Halloween Halo. I couldn't decide on my favorite until I saw Tennessee Vol. I concur with you. It is my favorite also.

I'd like to see how these look in the complete garden setting. Do you order these from catalogs?

nanny said...

They are all beautiful but Halo gives Vol a run for the money!!! My two favs.
Have a great weekend....don't work too hard!

Small City Scenes said...

All you Iris are beautiful. I like them mixed in with the roses. Have a fun weekend. MB

Diane said...

There's no way I could pick a favorite, these are gorgeous. Thanks for your nice comment last night. Diane

Rose said...

Oh my, Betsy!!!!! These are wonderful.

Glenda said...

Beautiful! I think I like Cantina best; I love that shade of purple.

Hope you have a pleasant weekend!

Happyone : ) said...

Roses and irises - I can't decided which I like better. : ) Beautiful!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Queen Betsy, no Queen Sandie sounds better.

They are all beautiful!

I love the Irises and the roses both.

Love,
sandie

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The irises are so pretty and you have such a variety of colors. I love them all. We have a few, but they are needing a move to a new location. Another job to add to the list! Have a great weekend.

Daisy said...

They are all gorgeous, Betsy. They are such a regal looking flower, I'm not surprised one of them is called "Queen." ha ha! Have a nice weekend! :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the coral ones. My favorite color. I am always impressed how you know the names of all yours.
Mine are lucky if I remember which species they are.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think Iris's are such beautiful, delicate and demure flowers. (Like US) :)
Have a beautiful weekend Betsy...see you on Monday.
xoxox

Ann said...

So many beautiful Iris's. Each one is spectacular in it's own way. I think Cantina has got to be my favorite out of this bunch though.

LV said...

Is there any type flowers you do not have? You no doubt you have the most beautiful yard filled with so much beauty in your area. Gorgeous.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wonderful close-up pictures of your irises!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

TN may be my favorite too! They are all beautiful

Lynda said...

The colors are spectacular but so are the delicate, frilly shapes of them.

Anita Johnson said...

Wow! These are beautiful! My irises are just starting to open. Love the orange ones. I have a Tennessee grad in our family...that would make a fun gift for their new house!

Carletta said...

So gorgeous!
I really love the Cantina. I'm imagining the ruffled dress of a Senorita. :)
I think Halloween Halo is very appropriately named as well.
Have a wonderful weekend Betsy!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful, beautiful irises Betsy. I would love to have Cable Car in my garden, the color on that one is stunning.

Annie said...

Your irises are awesome. I checked out part I and fell in love with Hell's Fire. What an amazing color. Then, on the other end of the color spectrum, Halloween Halo caught my eye and kept it.

Cassie said...

You have a fabulous weekend too Betsy. Love the photos!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Irises, all the different colors are gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend, Betsy!

dibear said...

LOVE them ALL! I have a nice long iris order list ready. An iris rizome can cost as much as a rose bush! We are getting ready to make a new iris bed. :)

Cottage Touch said...

Lovely post..Happy Pink Saturday...

Fred Alton said...

What a beautiful yardful of Irises! Your love of flowers is very evident. Beautiful.

carolina nana said...

Your iris's are gorgeous. I am making a new flower bed at my new outside patio and thinking about getting some iris bulbs for it. When did you plant your bulbs and how long does it take the bulbs to bloom?
Blessings to you
Marilyn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love them all but your favorite is also mine, Betsy! Do you know how Ginny is feeling? I have been saying many prayers for her.

bj said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the names almost as much as the flowers....ALMOST. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very nice!!

Happy@Home said...

Youu have a wonderful selection of irises and they are all beautiful.

Frank said...

What a gorgeous collection.

Terry and Linda said...

My early iris are just now starting to bud up. Your's are amazing!

Linda
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A Brit in Tennessee said...

You have the most spectacular Iris, all of them ....
I'm happy that this is our state flower, what could be more gentile and southern ?
Love your collection !
~Jo

Pat - Arkansas said...

Splendiferous! Cable Car and Tennessee Vol are my favorites, but they are all beautiful!

Theanne and Baron said...

Enjoyed your gorgeous irises! Particularly the orangey ones...just beautiful!

Barbara said...

WOW so very beautiful Betsy, Have a very blessed day, Hugs Barbara

SquirrelQueen said...

Isn't that nest box the cutest thing you've ever seen. The wood ducks seemed to like it.

Those photos were taken at the aviary, there are at least a dozen nest boxes and shelters inside.

Hope you and George had a great weekend.

Judy

Mary said...

Wonderful! I really love that first one.