Iris in our Yard

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

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Betsy and I love flowers and we enjoy having them in our yard.  But what type of flower works best for us?  Betsy loves tulips, but so do the chipmunks that live around us.  Roses are beautiful, but they take a lot of work.  We both like lilies, but so do chipmunks and deer.  As you can see, finding the perfect flower to grow here in the is not easy.

We have had success with iris however, and this year they have been putting on quite a show.  The iris above is Eugenia King.


Bountiful Harvest is one of Betsy’s favorite irises.  She really likes the colors of this one.


Cantina is one of my favorites.  I love the purple color with the steaks of blue in the falls.


Eggnog has a vibrant color, but I almost always get thirsty when I see this iris.


I really think Goodnight Kiss is a beautiful iris, but I really like the goodnight kisses of my Beautiful Bride much better.

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14 Responses to “Iris in our Yard”

  1. kim blades, writer Says:

    Irises really are beautiful flowers and very easy to grow. I have about a dozen white ones in my garden that came up by themselves and all I need to do is water them in dry weather. Lovely photos.

  2. Larry Says:

    Great shots as always George

  3. Betsy Adams Says:

    Oh how I love our IRISES (all of them) and I love YOU…. Thanks for bringing me so much love and joy…

    Love you dearly,
    Wifey

  4. Joy @ joysweb Says:

    That color mix in the Eugenia King iris is wonderful. But the Eggnog is pretty amazing. Don’t think I’ve ever seen such a yellow iris before. All of them are real beauties! I think our deer around here would just gobble them up — they eat everything.

    Lovely photos!

  5. dayphoto Says:

    Love, Love, Love your yard!

  6. rhiebert Says:

    Well,I’m glad you didn’t ask me to choose a favourite,as that would be impossible.Each one is so pretty.

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    All so gorgeous that I cannot choose a favorite! Maybe the first two. So the chipmunks and deer don’t like them, interesting.

  8. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    So pretty. A nice variety. We’ve had a cooler spring so the iris are lasting longer than usual for us. Love having the colors.

  9. Sartenada Says:

    We never had Irises in our flower garden. Your photos praise their beauty. My wife loved different flowers, but we did not have such problems than You told, the only problem was watering while off home.

    Thank You for this post.

  10. ewok1993 Says:

    These are beautiful. Flowering garden is a lot of work. We are in the process of cleaning out the yard and putting succulent, less work 🙂

    Worth a Thousand Words

  11. Jeevan Says:

    Superb capture and the irises bloomed brilliant in colors! Indeed the bright Eggnog cultivate thirsty

  12. Linda G. Says:

    Very beautiful! Your irises are putting on a show indeed!

  13. Patrick Tillett Says:

    Beautiful blooms and great photos of them. You guys have so many beautiful flowers growing around your house.

  14. diane Says:

    You old romantic! I love the first iris best.

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