Friday, May 29, 2009

Native Iris

I bought these Iris plants at a home and garden show. They are of the native variety that grew wild in the area where I grew up. They would grow along side the road and bloom so pretty, also you would find them in some of the fields. The white ones with the purple veining were rare, most were of a purple blue color. I love to pick them and take them home and put them in a jar and add them to the kitchen table. I don't see them growing like that anymore, so I was so happy to find them at the market.

Isn't the purple veining pretty. They are a very small plant probably not 8" high, but very lovely.

I am going to plant them and hope they like it and multiply, and even change color as they do. I love the native flowers here in the P.N.W. we have some beauties, foxglove, lupin, a form of bachelor button, just to name a few. I do have the foxglove naturalised in my garden and they just pop up everywhere, what a treat.


2 comments:

Sandra said...

What a pretty flower. I love the purple veins in it.
Blessings,
Sandra

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