Purple Bearded Irises

After my grandma died a couple of years ago, we dug up her irises and brought them home. As long as I canΒ remember, she only had one to bloom, and the others had never bloomed. And they never bloomed for us either.

Until this year that is. 😁

And they are PURPLE! (My favorite color.) As you can see,Β  was so excited about it that I took photos as the blooms developed. Here is the open bloom is all its glory:

Not only is it purple – it has little tiger stripe looking designs on the petals. You can see that better in the next photo. πŸ™‚

From the research my dad and I did, it looks like they are called Purple Bearded Irises. I am absolutely floored by the beauty of these flowers.

This is the top view.

And here is an experimental macro shot of the veins in a petal. I like how this turned out! I think it just screams at me to put a quote on it.

And as if I wasn’t excited enough about one bloom… a second iris decided to bloom about a week later.

As you can see, it is also a Purple Bearded Iris, but it is a slightlyΒ differentΒ shade of purple. I love the variety! I hope these decide to bloom again next year, along with a few more. πŸ˜€


31 thoughts on “Purple Bearded Irises

  1. I love irises. Your purple irises are the best of the best I have seen. I tried to grow from bulbs but never success. I’ll try to buy flowers. After flowering, I’ll plant the bulbs. I’m on a coach, heading to Denali, Alaska. I have 60% left on my phone. Talk with you later.

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  2. How did I miss this gorgeous post? Spectacular! I love irises. Thank you for sharing your photography talent with us! I sat here, drank my afternoon tea and soaked in the beauty of Spring on your blog …it’s a rainy, gloomy June day here today! Thank you for this food for my soul! ❀ ❀

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    • Thank you! ❀ I'm glad that you discovered this post and enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ Aww, thanks – I love capturing God's creations and sharing them. πŸ˜€ I'm sorry that it's so rainy and gloomy there. Glad this could bring you a taste of Spring. 🌺 🌻 🌼

      Haha, sitting down in a comfy chair and drinking tea while it's raining actually sounds quite relaxing. 😊


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