Stuart Boone shared these images before of his friend Mary’s bearded iris garden in Red Bluff, California, and he’s back today with more incredible images of these beautiful flowers!
‘Beverly Sills’. Introduced back in 1979, this lovely iris is still one of the best pinks. It is easy to see why this plant is so beloved. Not only are the flowers perfectly pink, large, and ruffled, but ‘Beverly Sills’ is also one of the most vigorous, heavy flower varieties on the market. It is fitting that this beautiful plant is named for one of the most famous opera singers of all time! ‘Main Street’. Can you get anything better than the striking contrast between those dark falls and the bright white standards? Often dark flower colors don’t show up well in the garden, but this combination in the same flower ensures the dark will always get noticed. And lean closer—this variety is noted for its strong fragrance as well! A view down the row of different beautiful irises. ‘Silk Road’ is well named for its exotic beauty: a very unusual combination of soft yellow and many shades of lavender. This award-winning variety is a true treasure. ‘Mr. Moonlight’. White flowers are sometimes overlooked by gardeners, but their impact in the garden is incredible. They feel cool on a hot afternoon, they provide great contrast to darker flowers, and for those of us who enjoy our gardens in the evenings after work, white is perfect because it glows in even the faintest light of the moon. ‘Sea Cruise’. Called the ‘neglecta’ pattern, blue and white is a classic combination in iris flowers—cool, elegant, and ever so sophisticated. This is the sort of flower that will go with anything. Pair with other blues and whites for a calm garden, or mix in some hot oranges and reds for a bold contrast.
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