Happy May Day everyone, here in Italy it is a holiday; all holidays are celebrated on the actual day rather than always on Monday as in the UK, this gives the opportunity for a ‘ponte’ (bridge) so that any holiday next to the weekend or even a Tuesday or Thursday give the chance of a few days holiday by only actually taking one day off as official holiday from work.
Every time I turn around another bearded iris has opened its fat buds and is flowering; here are the first ones to flower.
This small bed is near the vegetable garden, I can’t believe how tall this iris is this year, last year it failed to flower. Isn’t it amazing? It must be almost 1,2 metres tall.
Jane Phillips is one of my favourite bearded irises, she looks wonderful against crimson cistus and gladioli bizantinus.
At last this is forming a sizeable clump.
Any help with an ID would be greatly appreciated.
One of my absolute favourites! Iris ‘Rustic Jewel’
Do you grow bearded Iris? Are they flowering now?
Have a great day!