Post by desertwoman on Apr 27, 2019 20:21:42 GMT -5
That pic makes me want to grow some white iris. It is elegantly beautiful.
Once a rhizome produces a flower stalk it will not bloom again. So I'm trying to figure out what goes on in your iris bed. Maybe the "mother" rhizome produces a flower one year and then produces a little baby rhizome, which take a few years to mature enough to become a mother and produce another flower stalk? Whatever is going on- how special to have it appear every few years.
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Post by SpringRain on Apr 28, 2019 11:43:50 GMT -5
Wheelgarden , I would use the same terms as well: "elegant and beautiful", and I'll add :majestic". And it's pure white, no blending of other colors.
Is the root ball large enough that you could divide it and create more plants?
Your post reminds me that I forgot to order a Schreiner's catalogue this year. It's one of the dream catalogues, and also a mood improvement catalogue. After seeing so many stunning varieties, my mood is always much better than it was before! Garden catalogue therapy is actually better than chocolate, and less fattening.
Post by Wheelgarden on Apr 28, 2019 13:29:03 GMT -5
SpringRain, it's nestled within a large clump of blue and purple irises and always appears in the same spot...I may try to mark the spot and see if I can separate it out later, if I get da noive to do it --- I'd sure hate to screw up and lose it.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson