Fishtail Cottage Iris…
So funny sometimes when you begin to post about something, you realize there is a pattern to your choosing's.
I never knew how attracted I must have been to the purple shades of the Bearded Iris when I visited the Iris Farm in Snohomish a couple years ago. As you can see below, shades of purple is what I purchased & planted here at Fishtail Cottage.
Every step of the way the blooming of the Iris is absolutely gorgeous!
Irises are considered a perennial herbs, growing from creeping rhizomes. They will clump up into several plants and after three years they must be divided to continue to show those beautiful & prolific blooms. They also prefer to have “dry feet”…if the ground is too wet the rhizomes will rot. I heard that the Snohomish Iris Farm was selling off most of their Bearded Iris collections – so I headed out & ordered more. I believe my cravings for yellow’s & pink Bearded Iris is was what I purchased & planted in the fall of 2010. Not one of those newly planted Bearded Iris’s has bloomed this year. So we will see what arrives next year. Generally I have planted my iris’s along side of my roses which bloom beautifully together. However, this season my roses have yet to bloom as well!
This bearded iris is much smaller growing than the ones above. But unbelievably fragrant. Honestly, it smells just like Grape Bubblegum! I wish I could remember the name of it to share with you!
Last year I added this Siberian Iris to the garden – yes…”here & there” throughout the garden…I adore the sweet blooms on this one.
I suppose you are so curious what the garden is looking like right now? Here a few pictures to share!
Hoping next week to share the peonies or roses! Feels like they’ve been trying to open forever!
Thanks so much for coming over to peek around! Hope you will be linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s this week? Please do visit my link parties on the side bar to see where I am linking up to this week!!!! xoxo, Tracie
My mom calls them "flags" and passed some on to me that were my great grandmother's... they are much smaller than my other ones.
As always, thanks for hosting such a wonderful "party"!
Your gareden is gorgeous and I'm hoping to be able to link up once the weather warms up a bit more and my kids are fdone with school.
Your garden is looking colourful already. The only iris I kept are the pallida as seen on my post - the others needed dividing too often and iris borers were an issue.
I do like the purple selections you have.
Siberian iris are not as needy and I have a couple of clumps of them.
Am I dreaming or did your neighbors take down some huge trees next to your place? xo Diana
Have a great week
Have a terrific weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
Love those white Iris with the purple edge, wow!! The day I bought roses, I also went to the Maltby Iris Farm and picked up some Siberian, Not much was bloomin up there yet either.
I was looking at your old post "everythings not rosy" I know just what you mean I lost a lot over the winter, it was a record temp low year and the year before was also so cold, I feel scared to replace too much...
I always love seeing your gardens! Thanks again for hostessing!!