Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Iris week, last day- Royal Ballet

The last day of iris week corresponds with my last 'new' iris in the yard to open -
Royal Ballet,
a Dykes Medal award winner (the Oscars for Irises).
(waiting, waiting, waiting for it to open!!!)
It is very much like another iris I have, a bicolor that is blue and white called 'Dover Beach' - it is very similar to Royal Ballet, except the latter is much rufflier.
The roses have begun to bloom, now, which almost makes up for the fact that 'iris season' is winding down. It is fair to say that roses are the queens of the plant kingdom, but I would say that iris are the grand duchesses, with their stately elegance.
Thanks for checking in for iris week!


donna said...

All this talk of irises makes me take notice of the ones I see in yards as I'm driving. I'm tempted to pull over and take pictures. Your Iris Week has been delightful.

Muum said...

Donna - thanks! I have enjoyed it, myself. We have rain today and for the next few days, so I'll spend some time trying to organize my irises by name and place in thegarden inside the house, instead of outside.