More Monday blues

This iris took me by surprise growing in shade, amongst hostas and ferns, as I’ve always associated Iridaceae with sunny spots. But Siberian irises are happy out of the bright light, where the blues show up beautifully against a sea of greenery. I was captivated enough to take this shot and do further research:-
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Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’: rich blue standards finely edged white, and deeper blue falls with a dark violet tinge, edged with white, and yellowish white at the base

Popular with bumblebees too – surely one for the wishlist garden

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Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity,
and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”

Henry David Thoreau
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5 thoughts on “More Monday blues

  1. Seeing this lovely photo reminds me that my blue irises didn’t come up at all last year, and this year I am not in the UK to see them, so I don’t know if they are back to normal or not. I hope last year was just a blip and they haven’t been lost forever.

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