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Thursday, May 28, 2015

IRISES in our Yard 2015--Part II

On Monday,  I showed you the first 10 of our 20 different Iris varieties from this year's group.  I hope you saw that post...  IF not check it out since it is below this one... Today I'll share with you the remaining little beauties.  As I said on Monday,  our Irises this year really did well.  AND--some of them are re-bloomers --so hopefully,  they will bloom again in the Fall!!!

The picture above shows some of our Irises in the Road Bed.  You can also see the gorgeous pink Azaleas in our front yard.  This picture was taken on 5/8/15.  Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.


11.  Cable Car Iris  (photo taken on 5/10/15)



12. Queen Dorothy Irises  (5/7/15)



13. Cantina Irises (5/8/15)



14.  Waltz Across Texas Irises (5/9/15)



15. Clarence Irises  (4/29/15)



16.  Harvest of Memories Irises (5/10/15)



17.  Feedback Irises (5/11/15)



18.  Honey Glazed Irises  (4/28/15)




19.  Bountiful Harvest Iris (5/9/15)



20.  Mother Earth Iris  (5/11/15);  This one was NEW to our yard this year.



Another picture showing you just how many Irises we had.. AND---this is only ONE bed (of many) around our yard!!!!!  
I hate that is' OVER for this year...  Like I said,  some of these are re-bloomers --so they will bloom again in the Fall.   Irises are one of the 'easiest'  plants to grow.  They take almost no care at all ---and the deer/critters won't bother them!!!!!   Oh how I love my Irises!!!!!

Now it's time for you to pick a favorite from this group of 10.  I numbered them to help you with your choices.  My favorites from this group are Numbers 14 and 19 ---but I also like Number 20 since it is new to our yard!!!!!

I have decided to take two weeks off from blogging since I have so much going on now ---and can't get time to blog (or even do other things I would like to do)...  Maybe I will catch up a little by the time I get back to blogging on June 15. For those of you on Facebook,  you can always keep up with me there!!!!

Have a wonderful first couple of weeks in June!!

Hugs,

49 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

If I a only allowed one, then 19 if two, then 14 have a good break from blogging.

ladyfi said...

They are all so gorgeous - I can't choose!

Ms. A said...

I don't normally choose a favorite, but this time I'm going to choose 17. Feedback Irises. Lovely!

Enjoy your time away!

Jo said...

Bountiful Harvest Iris is stunning, as area all the others. What a bountiful harvest you've had this season. Now we look forward to your next blooms... Blessings Jo

Ann said...

I'll pick #14 and #20 from this batch. I believe you that irises are easy to grow because I've had some coming up for years and I have no green thumb at all :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, again they are all beautiful. And it is too hard to pick a favorite, I love them all. Enjoy your blogging break! Have a happy day!

Jeevan said...

What I find very interesting about these posts is the names of the Iris... and the fact that it need no care at all and critters stay away from them to sustain beautiful!
Wow! Great capture on the flowers for viewing pleasure... this time i find difficult with my choice of favourite. But i liked the Mother Earth (20) Bountiful Harvest (19).
Have a wonderful break and stay good, Betsy.

The Furry Gnome said...

You have an astonishing Iris collection!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your gardens must be such a delight to your neighbors, so much color and variety of blooming plants.

Out of these today, #13 and #20.

Enjoy your break ~ FlowerLady

From the Kitchen said...

I cannot pick a favorite. They are all lovely! I'm imaging and large vase filled with some of each!! Enjoy your break.

Best,
Bonnie

Linda Kay said...

Betsy, such wondrous variety! Beautiful. Too bad they don't last longer in bloom.

Liene said...

Betsy, you would get along fabulously with our neighbor. Susan has almost as many iris varieties as you, and is just as enamored with them. I will show her your iris posts when I get the chance... Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day!

Bouncin Barb said...

I just love your gardens. So beautiful. Colorful too. These Iris flowers are so pretty. My favorite is #12 Queen Dorothy. Since my Mother "Dorothy" thinks she's a queen, I have to vote for it! haha. XX

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- all are gorgeous, but my favorite in this post is the Mother Earth Iris..that one is so pretty. Love the purples, too. Gosh it is hard to pick favorites!

Out on the prairie said...

You have 2 purples that I have. I love Waltz Across Texas, it has a happy charm. will miss you for a few weeks, have fun.

Betsy said...

Number 19! It looks so delicate. I can only imagine the beauty in your yard Betsy. Someday I'm going to drive by just to gawk at the flowers. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

They are indeed all gorgeous, but I do love the Bountiful Harvest Iris!! Never seen one like it!! Terrific captures!! Wonderful to be surrounded by so much colorful beauty!!

David said...

Betsy, Wow! I'm always impressed with the variety of flowers and color in your yard... Very pretty indeed! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

George said...

I really like our new Mother Earth iris, although they were all beautiful. You got some great pictures.

Arkansas Patti said...

We seem to have the same taste. #14 really caught my eye.
Thanks Betsy for the info and site you posted in my comments. I will definitely give that program a go. It has really worked for you.

Chatty Crone said...

Betsy, they are all very gorgeous, but I have to say that my favorite is the Queen Dorothy Irises - I just love the white and lavender.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I have to leave to go to work,but wanted to have a look at these beauties first.Again,my favourites,are all of them.I had one lonely Iris open up today,a white one.Have a great time while away from blogging.

LV said...

It is hard to choose when all so pretty. I tend to go with 14and20. Enjoy your time away and look forward to seeing you when you get back.

Marcia said...

How do you keep the names straight? I have no idea as to the names of mine. They were all hand me downs so to speak from my mother-in-law and other friends. Yours are lovely.

Shug said...

Wow-wee......I think I'm jealous of all this beauty that surrounds your home! Stunning blooms everywhere! I know you all work very hard with all your flowers and the hard work is really paying off...
Absolutely gorgeous!!
so glad that your harsh Winter did not damage your plants.
Enjoy the weekend ahead...
shug

Dar said...

Hi Betsy...
Oh my, oh, my how beautiful. My favorites were 11 thru 20 :), I couldn't leave a single one out. Do you cut any for inside the house? I need to label my few. You're blessed. Missed ya, girl and I'm happy to be back with my blog friends again...

Retired English Teacher said...

Beautiful. I love the dark purple ones.

Linda said...

It's hard to choose. I'm impressed that you kept track of all the names.

Linda P. said...

They are all lovely, but it's good to have a new variety to admire so I choose the Mother Earth iris. I like the two contrasting colours of the petals. Have a good break, Betsy. It was good to have one myself and now I'm enjoying catching up with blog friends' news.

Janice K said...

How can you possibly pick--but I do really like your newest one.

God bless your day.

Small City Scenes said...

Can't make a choice---not at all. they are all lovely.
MB

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, My fav today is "Mother Earth". Great East Texas State University colors! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your fabulous yards!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Oh, Betsy, your iris photos are awesome! I love all of them. You have so many different colors. I do love this posting. You are a wonderful photographer.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Like some of the other commenters, I pick Feedback -- that gorgeous, traditional purple. Love it! They are all pretty. I like iris, too. They smell so nice!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

They're all so beautiful, it just seems wrong to pick only one! Enjoy your blog break!

Margie's Musings said...

It's hard to make a choice since they're all lovely. But I guess number 11 is my favorite.

Debbie Taillieu said...

I wished we lived closer together!!! I would love some of your Iris for my yard here in Reno!!
Beautiful!!
Love from Reno
Debbie

Rambling Solo said...

Betsy, I love all your irises, and especially 14.
Sallie

Helen said...

Your yard is just gorgeous. I couldn't plant anything in our yard. the squirrels and rabbits ate everything I put in the ground.

Daisy said...

Numbers 11 and 17 are my favorites in this group, Betsy. They are so pretty! I hope you enjoy your time off from blogging.

Janie said...

I vote for #20 because it's so unusual.
Have a nice break. Hope you can catch up on the things you need to do.

Jarka Panci said...

Betsy, your flowers .... it is beautiful... very very nice!
Have a nice new week. Jarka

Debbie Taillieu said...

As I was trying to make a decision as to which iris was my favorite, Blue or Yellow, I see "Mother Earth"!!! Whew!!!
Looks like you had a great time in Texas!!
Debbie

Lux G. said...

All are so lovely, but I guess the color combo of #20 is unique.

Kay said...

I love irises and you have such a gorgeous selection. I think my favorite is #19 although they all caught my eye and awe.

Have a great blogging break. I'm sure I'll have to take another break later too.

Beth said...

My favorites are 14 and 17. They are all gorgeous though.
I've been away from blogging for awhile, but now I'm back. I am now retired as of June 1 and am loving it! :>)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Wow with so many gardens it's a wonder you have time to blog.enjoy your break. We walked past a waterfall on Saturday and right away I thought of you and George.

Diana said...

Hey, Betsy! It's been a while since I've posted, and I do miss my blogger friends. ;) The bearded iris are gorgeous. Ours are just about done blooming as the Japanese iris now put on their show. Our unseasonal heat has caused everything to bloom weeks early. Hope all is well!

Cheqna said...

Hi Betsy,

Enjoying your irises here. :-)