In which Kirsten fires another salvo in the Iris wars

Isn’t this gorgeous?

Earthborn

This one is called “Earthborn.” I planted a few of them to set off the yellow of “Harvest of Memories” and “Second Act.” It’s working pretty well although to really get the effect I want I’ll have to move things around a bit.

iris group

It’s funny how with perennials it can take several years to get things the way you want them — because you put something in, and then see how it looks throughout an entire growing season, then move it and see how that looks . . . it’s like painting in super slo-mo . . .

[tags] gardening, bearded iris [/tags]

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2 Responses to In which Kirsten fires another salvo in the Iris wars

  1. You are indeed an artist. Beautiful!

    John

  2. Kirsten says:

    You’re very kind, John, but I’d never claim to be an artist. With plants, its about 1/10th the person and 9/10s nature — as long as you pay a bit of attention to color and bloom time & height, and place the plants as if they’d sprung up by themselves, nature takes care of the rest . . .

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