Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Behold the Iris

Iris of the Purple & White Variety, #Iris #flowers #flowerpower #beardediris #purpleiris #elizabethpark #hartfordCTris
Iris, Of the Purple & White Variety
Continuing with the flower theme, today's feature is the Iris.  There were still plenty of blooming Iris in the Connecticut Iris Society beds of Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT.  There are some 200 varieties of Iris -- who knew!  I made rather pathetic attempt to identify which types these are just now via google and failed.   I did find two places that I want to visit during Iris blooming season -- Schreiner's Iris Gardens and the Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm.  Looking like a spring trip to the Pacific Northwest is in my future.

As to the one Iris that I do KNOW the name of -- that is entirely due to a friendly gardener who was working in Shakespeare's Garden (Central Park, NYC) when I was stalking the Irises planted there.  This garden is one of two that I frequent in the park (with the Conservatory Garden being the other).


Gathering Nectar, #iris #lavendarandwhite #bearded #flower #flowerpower #elizabethpark #hartfordct
Gathering Nectar

Golden Iris, #iris #goldandmarooniris #bearded #flower #flowerpower #elizabethpark #hartfordCT
Golden Iris

Beverly Sills Iris, #iris #beverlysillsiris #flower #flowerpower #peachiris #elizabethpark #HartfordCT
Beverly Sills Iris 

Many Shades of Purple, #iris #flower #flowerpower #purpleiris #elizabethpark #hartfordCT
The Many Shades of Purple 

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