The Elegant Tall Bearded Iris

Tall Bearded Iris 'Dreaming of Rio'Tall Bearded Iris 'Boudoir'Tall Bearded Iris 'Calm Sea'Tall Bearded Iris 'Goldkist'Tall Bearded Iris 'Copatonic'Tall Bearded Iris 'About Town'Tall Bearded Iris 'Porcelain Angel'Tall Bearded Iris 'Aplomb'Tall Bearded Iris 'Change of Pace'Tall Bearded Iris 'Going My Way'Tall Bearded Iris 'Codi's Angel Face'Tall Bearded Iris 'Visual Arts'Tall Bearded Iris 'Helene C'Tall Bearded Iris 'Tangled Web'Tall Bearded Iris 'Panama Hattie'Tall Bearded Iris 'Spiced Tiger'Tall Bearded Iris 'Fluffy Pillows'
'Dreaming of Rio' White Standards Over Purple Falls
'Boudoir' - Pastel Pinks, Lavenders And Blues With Orange Beards
'Calm Sea' - Light Blue With Matching Light Blue Beards
'Goldkist' - White With Bright Gold Accents
'Copatonic' - Shades Of Brown and Ruby Red, Heavily Ruffled
'About Town' - Violet Standards And Violet Rimmed Red-Violet Falls
'Porcelain Angel' - Pristine White And Deeply Ruffled
'Aplomb' Deep Mulberry Plums With Brick Red Beards
'Change of Pace' - Dark Pink Banded Falls With Pink Standards
'Going My Way' - Dark Purple and White, Banded Falls
'Codi's Angel Face' - Delicate Peach Tones With Orange Beards
'Visual Arts' - Lavenders With A Hint Of White
'Helene C' - Lovely Pink With Dark Orange Beards
'Tangled Web' - Plicata With Strong Patterns In Plum And Apricot
'Panama Hattie' - Pink/Peach Standards Over Plicata White/Plum Falls
'Spiced Tiger' - Tan Standards Over Broken-Color Mahogany Falls
'Fluffy Pillows' - White With Dappled Blue Edges, The Flat Form Mimics Japanese Iris

All but two of the iris photos above were taken on slide film with my Canon Elan IIe. Two of the photos were taken with my Canon Rebel XTi. Can you tell the difference? (No fair checking the copyright at the bottom of the images.)

Whenever we can get away during the iris bloom season, my husband and I love to drive up to Keizer, Oregon and visit the display gardens at Schreiner’s. I always come home with beautiful photos.

The down side is we find new irises we just have to have for our own gardens. We created an island in the backyard, now devoid of big dogs, just to showcase the irises. And we’re already running out of room.

The picture below was taken in mid-May when the irises were just starting to bloom. They don’t all bloom at once. Notice all the unopened buds on the back half of the bed. The bed also has one red poppy, already blooming, and several hybrid lupine to extend the bloom period.

Our Backyard Iris Bed

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is a marketing consultant and has been active online since 1995. Offline, Anita is passionate about her family, pets, and photography. She's a big movie buff and an avid reader, with Cozy Mysteries and Epic Fantasy at the top of her reading list.

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