In a Vase: Irises

portrait of an iris

I am still completely captivated by the irises in my garden

The scent is so delicious! I wish I could bottle it up and send it to you.

Just imagine putting your nose to this gorgeous thing and getting slightly heady from the pear drop-like scentbearded iris macro

Cutting them seems almost a crime, but having the scent indoors to walk past is a real treatVase on Monday

They are with Weigela and Nigella and some of the bottles from last week

I’m besotted by their shape and sculptural form


and can’t stop clicking

purple iris

phallic flower


In a Vase on Monday

My favourite so far ~~~   Title: Mother and Child.

mother and child

Joining Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme


Cee’s Flower of the Day


35 responses to “In a Vase: Irises

  1. Such amazing beauties. I’m a fan of the iris myself. Brings back memories of childhood. Lovely photos, Sandra. ❤

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  2. This is a beautiful homage to the Iris! Love your artistic photos!

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  3. Beautiful display! Didn’t remember that they were scented. Sounds gorgeous.

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  4. Bearded iris are on my list for next year. Was never really into them and then this year, I am drooling over all the ones I have seen. These are beautiful

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  5. I love your arrangement of little bottles. The green is just gorgeous.

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  6. These are stunning photos! I love irises, too. At the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, one of their garden “rooms” is the Laking Garden, devoted entirely to every type of iris you can imagine! But my favourites are the native Blue Flag wildflowers.

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    • Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!! I’m swooning at the thought of that place! If I ever get to Canada I’ll have to head for Ontario!
      I just took myself on a virtual tour of the Laking Garden – wow!!!! Thank you for letting me know about it.

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      • Isn’t the iris garden amazing?! Among the RBG’s other gardens is the Lilac Dell, which I believe might have been an old quarry that is now full of hundreds of lilac trees of many different species. The first time I went, we happen to hit their flowering peak. I remember wandering from tree to tree, smelling each one … and each one smelled more heavenly than the last! And then there’s the Rose Garden, and the Herb Garden….

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  7. I love the mixed bottle vignette! That Iris (I’m virtually certain it’s the same one) is the only bearded Iris that’s bloomed in my garden this year and I’ve also taken many, many photos of it. It surprised me not only by being the only one to bloom but also for blooming on my neglected back slope and opening at intervals over a relatively long period.

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  8. I like the way you have used an assortment of linked containers – it makes for a really elegant display. And don’t we just know how besotted you are with your beareded iris!!

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  9. You have really captured the beauty of your irises and set them off well with the weigela and nigella.

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  10. Your iris and arrangements are stunning. I love iris but haven’t grown the gorgeous bearded varieties in years. Perhaps that should change next year.

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  11. Laurie Graves

    My absolute favorites, from their beauty to their smell. Love the side shots you took. When my tall irises are in bloom, I’m going to get a side shot, too.

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  12. I absolutely love your vases especially the irises…my tall irises will bloom this week and I can’t wait!


  13. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  14. Your passion for Irises comes through..those pictures are perfect.

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  15. Murtagh's Meadow

    I really like irises. Love your vase!

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  16. They are really lovely, mine are out this week now.

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  17. Beautiful, I love irises too 🙂

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