In a vase on Monday – Irises

Monday is the time to join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden where she asks us to find something in our gardens to bring indoors to enjoy.

This week the first of the Irises that were grown in the greenhouse.

In a vase on Monday

In a vase on Monday

Dutch Iris Sapphire Beauty

Dutch Iris Sapphire Beauty

I’m not as pleased with the colour of this Iris as I am with those I’ve purchased before.  The colour seems washed out.

Do visit Cathy to see what everyone else who joins this popular meme has found to put in their vases.

47 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – Irises

  1. The colour tones perfectly with the background wood though. Against a lighter background they would probably look a bit pale. However I just love all irises, well apart from those really big blowsy ones perhaps.

    • I love all Irises too; I love the bearded ones too, although I didn’t used to like them that much, but here they grow so well even in the hot sun and without irrigation that I love them as much as all the others.

  2. Questi iris – da bulbo credo – erano molto in uso nei vecchi giardini e nelle campagne della nostra zona. Quindi un appuntamento annuale ed un tuffo nel passato per me!

  3. I do love Dutch Iris and would be happy to have a plentiful supply in bloom as you do. I haven’t had much luck growing them in this garden, although I do have a couple of blooms this spring. Mine grow to an ungainly height that looks out of keeping with the rest of the garden. Perhaps I’ll try growing them in a pot next year.

    • Mine grow better on the ground than they do in pots Kris, but for you pots may work better to keep them out of the wind. Mine don’t have any summer irrigation.

  4. These must be a taller variety than the little spring iris – must look them up in the PN catalogue – definitely good on their own in the vase. Thanks for sharing and hope the patient continues to improve.

  5. I’d be interested in finding out how long lasting they are in water Christina. The iris reticulata I picked for my vase last week more or less flopped overnight. I hope that your husband makes a speedy recovery and that the operation improves his mobility.

    • Thank you for your good wishes. I think he is already walking better, obviously it is a big operation and the physio will be painful but I’m so pleased with his progress so far. The irises were actually picked last Sunday 6th and we’re still ok on Saturday but he house was cool because I wasn’t there for most of the week. I usually leave the I. Reticulata in the garden, but really they don’t last that long even there!

  6. I really like this paler version Christina. They are in any case lovely for a vase in March. Was this the first year you have grown them in the greenhouse?

  7. They look lovely. They are stalwarts for me as well, and I have one similar to that one. Compared with some of the others, it’s quite pastel. They are all welcome and pretty though.

    • I love all types of Iris and these make a welcome display. Often those planted in the garden flower when a lot of other things are flowering too so they are something I’m always happy to pick for a vase.

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