Fast Forwarding Through Spring

Hell's Fire iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 31, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Our iris usually begin blooming during the latter part of April, but they have been much earlier this year.  Hell’s Fire, the iris above, bloomed on March 31.

Autumn Bugler iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 2, 2012.

Autumn Bugler followed on April 2.  It gets its name from the fact that it will bloom again this fall.  It’s nice to have it bloom more than one time each year.

Floor Show iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 5, 2012.

When we got back home from North Carolina on April 5 we found two more iris in bloom.  Floor Show is another iris that will bloom for a second time later in the year.

Honey Glazed iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 5, 2012.

The other iris we found blooming was Honey Glazed.  It’s one we’ve had for the longest time since we moved here, and we can always count on getting many beautiful blossoms from it.

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19 Responses to “Fast Forwarding Through Spring”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    They are beautiful! I love the top two.

  2. Colin (HB) Says:

    George. Your horticultural love and ability to produce such a fine array of flowers in your garden is amazing. The BCC needs someone like you and Betsy to take over. The CEO position for this is good “bucks” and bonuses. And thankfully you would not have an Ibis problem, they don’t like flowers!
    Really was most impressed with azure beauty of your post on Fort Louis in Marigot, St. Martin when you did that cruise.
    That sea would have had me in it so fast, even the sharks would not have been able to catch up and I do believe Great Whites do frequent that area – too bad, I would be like a slippery eel, the sharks would have had no hope.
    Great photos, stand up and take a bow.
    Cheers
    Colin ( the slippery eel of St. Martin)

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    all the names are appropriate, but still wondering where the hells fire came from.

  4. diane Says:

    You are the best gardener. You must be so proud in Spring when the flowers all bloom.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I have never seen such an amazing array of colorful dahlias, George! These are absolutely breathtaking! I do love the deep colors, but they are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Sylvia

  6. Rose Says:

    They are all just so beautiful! I love their smell, too.

  7. Ginny Says:

    The Autumn Bugler and Floor Show are my favorites today George, so beautiful!!! Did you and Betsy do this by accident or did you co-ordinate your blogs today?

  8. Happyone Says:

    Beautiful flowers. You can really see why they are named as they are.

  9. rhiebert Says:

    I love the Iris.I enjoy seeing yours now and mine will be blooming a little late,so I get two shows.

  10. The Incredible Woody Says:

    I just love that vibrant purple!

  11. ladyfi Says:

    Beautiful flower shots! Their names are pretty too.

  12. MB Says:

    Oh my, your Iris are beautiful. It must be the love you all pour into them. Keep them pics coming. Love ;em. MB

  13. NCMountainwoman Says:

    They are just lovely!

  14. alskamom Says:

    Beautiful Iris, George! The colors are lovely.

  15. Sartenada Says:

    So beautiful. It was so nice to see them and to think that summer is coming. Thank You.

  16. ZielonaMila Says:

    Fantastic flowers, nicely is to admire the beauty of the nature. I am greeting

  17. Fast Forwarding Through Spring (2) « Senior Moments Says:

    […] out of just about every widow in the house.  I shared four of our irises in an earlier post (click HERE), and I will now show four […]

  18. Fast Forwarding Through Spring (3) « Senior Moments Says:

    […] already shared two posts of our irises this Spring — you can see them HERE and […]

  19. Fast Forwarding Through Spring (4) « Senior Moments Says:

    […] so this will be the last post about these beauties in our yard.  You can catch the earlier post HERE, HERE and […]

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