Hubble Bubble

 

irisSome dark and dastardly flowers have appeared in my light and airy, cheerful and prancy pinks, blues, purples and whites – they look like the sort of flowers dark and eeeeeeevil witches would growiris

they actually have BROWN petals (I know – they are really sepals but …) BROWN!

Brown and purple together – so 70s!

They look so witchy I have marked the plants cut all the flowers off and put them in a cauldron. Now to create a suitable spell! Wwwwwahhh-ha-ha-ha…….ha!

tar pot

The cauldron is a tar pot I bought at an agricutural museum auction about 30 years ago – it came in very handy in my white witch hippy days of affirmations, incantations and making powerful wishes.

iris

It is not very often I can say I do not like a flower but I don’t like this one – is there someone out there who does? I will wait til flowering time is over and then I am happy to pack them up and post them to anyone in the UK who would like them.

dark iris

I can turn my hand to a few spells should spells be needed, but only of the White Witch variety.

What spell would you like me to make for you?

Join gardeners creating magic over on Cathy’s blog as she puts blooms In a Vase on Monday. Cathy has a much more comforting and genteel offering today.

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46 responses to “Hubble Bubble

  1. Mrs Jane Halvey

    I absolutely love your bearded irises and can,t understand why you don’t the are so structural and unusual. I really enjoyed your videos tours of your garden.

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  3. I have these too. they aren’t my favourite (I too have white ones, picked up from Bernaville Nurseries a few years ago), my fave are always blue and yellow. All of them grow beautifully at our allotment, what I particularly love is the lack of effort involved πŸ˜‰

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    • If they like where they are growing they really need very little maintenance don’t they. I would love some white irises – I have bought two that were labelled as white – one had purple on it and the other is a pale apricot. I’ll keep trying.

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  4. Hehe, it takes all kinds to make a garden. πŸ˜‰ They aren’t so bad, but I imagine they need a certain colour scheme to look well in the garden.

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  5. I would call them “interesting.” I don’t hate them but they wouldn’t be my first choice to plant either. As to spells, my garden-related request would be another year of rain of the kind we’ve had this year. If political spells are in scope, delivering an eviction notice to the current resident of our White House would be much appreciated.

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  6. I like the brown flowers, though I would call them bronze – sounds prettier, anyway. I also have a cauldron, mine has Desert Roses in it!

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  7. Ok, I really like them. Such a different combination and the little cauldron is perfect. I am a huge Practical Magic film fan and this “vase” immediately reminded me of the movie.

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  8. I rather like brown flowers and this combination is striking. They may look quite sinister but they are fun, specially displayed in a cauldron.

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  9. And I thught you were making iris jam. I think they are pretty, My irises are just plain blue and yellow.
    As for spells, one to make spell checker reappear on my blog please.

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    • I have stirred the pot and the Spell Instructions are to go to the settings on your server (mine is Safari) and see if the settings include some magic words. I have to go to Services > Services Preferences > Text
      I’m not certain that is what you are after but it is all this witch can come up with!

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  10. I, too, think they are beautiful and hope you find good homes for them. The comments suggest you are off to a good start.

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  11. No, not for me, thank you Sandra – but a rain spell would be useful…

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  12. You did a brilliant job of displaying them, even though you don’t like them! I think I agree with you – definitely a bit witchy and certainly not my cup of tea. Pure blue are my favourites!

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  13. Lisa at Greenbow

    You are too funny. These are lovely flowers. Your use of them is quite wicked. I wish I could trade you some of my big white irises for some of these.

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    • White irises!!!!! You have white irises!!!!!!! I am searching for white ones – I have bought two that were advertised as white on their label – one turns out to be purple and white, the other is apricot and white – Now apricot is another colour that has no place in my garden!
      I would LOVE a trade, but you must be outside the UK. 😦

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  14. Interesting colors together. I probably wouldn’t select that combination but I do love irises. Pretty cool way to display them.

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  15. They really are an unusual combination of colors – not to my liking either. I hope you find a happy home for them where the dark beauty can be enjoyed. Enjoyed your post!

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  16. Deborah O'Brien

    I think they are beautiful, really. The markings where the veins run through are inspiring!

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  17. I would have them with pleasure – I just love anything different 🀣

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  18. And someone probably went to a lot of trouble to create them! I too would probably prefer the all blue irises but I have no suitable space for irises.

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  19. Does it help to think of them by jewel names? Amber, agate and tiger’s eye, combined with amethyst, spinel and tanzanite. I love irises in any colour and form (except maybe yellow, not so much there), but Australia’s too far, and I wouldn’t be allowed to bring them in through quarantine anyway 😦

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    • I’d be happy to post them anywhere – but I know lots of countries don’t allow such things for good reason. That is why I said just UK.
      Beautiful jewel names but a ‘rose by any other name …etc etc.’!

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  20. They are unusual! I’m sure you will find some takers πŸ™‚

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  21. I didn’t know it was a tar pot though so thanks for that.

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  22. I like them, I have some, I even have the same cauldron and stand.
    I don’t know whether you would think them better or worse but we have some all brown ones too – or ‘bronze’ as we like to call them.

    One (wo)man’s witchy flower is another’s beautiful, voluptuous iris, so I’m sure you’ll find a taker.

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    • Arrggghhh! All brown – NO!!!! Definitely worse! πŸ˜€
      It’s good to know they are loved by someone – as you say there will someone out there who will give them a good home.
      And you have the same cauldron too! Fun!

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