Yesterday afternoon I went to visit an open garden! For UK readers it will seem strange that I put an explanation mark, but here in Italy visiting a private garden is unusual and even it a garden is open it is often a disappointment; yesterday was not a disappointment at all. The garden was open for Charity (again UK readers will not think this exceptional); the garden is planted in English style but with the addition of many plants that are more adapted to the climate here in central Italy.
When they moved from England they bought many plants with them including some Irises, which have been added to over the years. Many Irises were also for sale (again the proceeds going to support a dog rescue charity based in the area).
Did I succumb to buying more Irises? Yes, of course I did! Because they were lovely and because it was a good cause.
Here’s what I bought.
I also bought a dwarf variety that I didn’t photograph because they were flowering in the pot, today the flowers have already dropped but the colour was similar to I. Rustic Jewel that I showed the other day. If it flowers again I’ll post it and ask for an ID.