Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's Iris Time

My iris are just starting to bloom.  My first bloomers are these smaller pale purple ones.


Leaf structure is about 12 inches tall, the bloom itself is about 3 inches across.  Look, close, I caught a bug in there dining.  See:




This yellow/white iris is about twice the size, leaf and flower. This beauty is so heavy when they are in full bloom, they have a very hard time staying upright.  I have tried to tie them up, with little success, best solution, cut a HUGE bouquet and bring them in and ENJOY!


This sunshine hurt your eyes yellow iris is a new purchase/addition
 to my flower beds.  Photo does not do justice.



*Photos taken with the new Sony, on macro setting.  I have been a tad unhappy with capturing flowers when trying to stand closer than 5 foot.  Not sharp enough for me, and quite hard to get in focus.  So, the other evening I tried something new, use Macro setting, for 1 to 5 foot distances. Seems to be the answer for me, that said, I am still experimenting.  Practice, practice, practice.  Tough assignment, but someone has to do it!  LOL

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

4 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

My iris are just now about at the end of their blooming. I am so sad, so thanks for posting these; they cheer me up!

TennLady said...

My irises are spent! But wow, the color was fantastic. Thanks again.

lindalee said...

I think I killed my irises! I dug up the root system and replanted them and they just never made it....boo hoo. Yours are lovely and I especially love the last yellow one.

Barbara said...

I am so envious of your iris. I only have one huge plant, but they are very pale purple and don't photo well, so I spent time in a cemetery today. Now the problem is with the photographer. So I will just enjoy yours!