I have always been intrigued with how in the Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings. People then used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words, (I guess they preferred implication over certainty).
Iris means Inspiration..
I have to say Iris are one of my favorite flowers, they are tough, perform beautifully early in the season and propagate themselves.
I have purchased the majority of mine from Schreiners Iris Gardens online. I have gotten some iris from other vendors but have not been as impressed with the quality and size like I have with Schreiners. So far in my estimation they can’t be beat. I am not affiliated with them at all, I just have been well pleased with all iris I have purchased from them.
Here is my absolute favorite one called Starship Enterprise, it fairly glows while in bloom.
Another that never fails to get attention from visitors is Supreme Sultan, he blooms and blooms and blooms.
One of my favorite purples, I love the contrasting colors on Prince George.
I have some I have no idea what their names are, this one my cousin gave me, she had dug it up at an old homestead in Idaho. I think that is where she got this one. I will have to ask her.
A couple shots of many blooming together.
Last but not least a few photos of the next collection I have on my wish list. This is called the Tie-Dye collection from Schreiners.
I have been starting seeds and many are on the growing rack in my living room. The grow lights make for a bright living room. I love it bright!
I won’t win any accolades for style but my passion for plants supersedes my desire for a photo worthy living room.