Iris Cheer

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

This morning the yellow, reblooming iris has opened adding a bright cheeriness to the small island in the southwest corner of the garden.

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Until a better home could be found for them, these passalongs were planted here temporarily last fall in what was planned to be a part-shade garden. The maple that was providing the shade had to be removed as it was getting too large and its roots were spreading too far and wide. I need to give some thought to what to do with this island bed now that it is sunny again. This could be a fun little area to plant and the iris seems to like it.

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

Reblooming Iris germanica (Bearded iris)

26 thoughts on “Iris Cheer

  1. sweetbay

    I’m officially jealous. 🙂 I have one reblooming iris (Harvest of Memories, I believe that’s what you have) and it’s not reblooming for me. Too overshadowed by other things in the garden at this time of year I think.

    Lovely to see an iris blooming this time of year. To me they are truly the queen of flowers.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Some plants that have been bred to rebloom feel out of place to me, but this time of year seems to suit the irises. Thanks for providing the name–I’ll look up Harvest of Memories and check it out.

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  2. Pauline

    What a lovely colour your iris is and to have it reblooming too is such a bonus. I must try and find some that rebloom as they would be a good addition to the late summer border.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The color is a bit unexpected for this time of year, softer than most yellows one sees. I’m so pleased this pass-along iris turned out to be a reblooming one–a nice surprise.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for the encouragement Charlie. The light was not very strong this morning so I discarded many, many pictures. Bearded iris are very photogenic though.

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  3. bittster

    Looks great! At this time of year it’s always so nice to have a freshly opened flower to brighten up a tired border (or at least that’s how some of mine seem this weekend).

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