I think my favorite flower is an Iris.
A beautiful purple/blue Iris. Yes, if I am ever asked or filling out a questionnaire as to what my favorite flower is I would have to say an Iris. This is what I found in the garden today!
And look at that color!
I recently read somewhere that the Fleur de Lis symbol that is so popular in France is modeled after the Iris. It’s the symbol of royalty. No wonder I love them so much!
You would think that as much as I like them I would have a whole garden full of them. Alas, I only have one. And this is it. I have been growing this particular Iris for the last 3 years and it has never bloomed like this before. Yes, 3 years! Of course, we moved it a couple of times during those 3 years. We just couldn’t seem to find a place that it liked. But I do believe we finally found a forever spot for it. It seems very happy here. Now the trick is to go out and find more of the exact same purple/blue and plant them in this same location.
And I am not sure what these are. I planted these 3 years ago too and they never bloomed before either! I guess I was into the purples that year. :)
Can anybody identify these for me????? I really need to start saving the tags that come on the plants I buy. :)