In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.

It was 88°F. both Saturday and Sunday. In March!

A small patch of white dutch iris planted in 2002 has been in bloom nearly a week and made the harvest for today’s In A Vase On Monday.

In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

I felt I was rescuing the flowers from the heat, but they did not seem affected. In fact they were still bright and cheerful.

In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

Materials
Flowers
Iris × hollandica  (Dutch iris)
Container
Dark blue matte ceramic jar

In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place in a vase this week. Good health and peace to you.

31 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Iris In White

  1. Annette

    Oh wow, Susie, this really took my breath away! It looks absolutely gorgeous and how wonderful to have so many to be able to cut such a bunch. Hope all is well with you and that you’re not too badly affected. Take good care xx

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  2. Cathy

    You may recall I am not a huge fan of irises but find the white ones more acceptable – and your crowd of white ones jumped out at me and told me I needed to add some to my bulb order for next year! Isn’t it strange how we respond to different things? 🙂 The matte blue stoneware vase is the perfect receptacle for them too – I love to see a matte finish like this. So pleased you could join in this week, and thanks for challenging my prejudices!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, I think you’ll enjoy growing Dutch Iris. They’re long lasting outdoors and much easier to arrange in a vase than bearded iris. I love the blue ones but for some reason those died out and the white ones have returned for about 18 years!

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  3. Kris Peterson

    88F! That’s incredible. We’re supposed to hit 80F in downtown LA tomorrow and I thought that was bad. The lion’s share of my Dutch Iris, as well as my Pacific Coast Iris, are blue but your vase makes me wish for some white ones – it’s perfect.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Kris, our temperatures went back to 50s for a few days and settled down to 70-ish yesterday. Finally just perfect. I love the blue Dutch iris, but they didn’t last, so gotta love these white ones that have come back for about 18 years. Just received a new order of Dutch iris to add to the garden. Take care. I’ll try to catch up on blogs this weekend. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. These white Dutch iris came from a package of 5 or 10 bulbs about 18 years ago. This may be their best and most prolific blooming yet. It’s just a small patch by between the driveway and the house.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Beth. I cut most of the irises but left about a dozen for outdoors. This year they were especially prolific for some reason. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Jason. I can’t keep irises straight, except for bearded ones. I think I’ve lost most of my Siberian irises. Thanks for the reminder. Will have to check for them.

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