Before the rains I took this photo because after the rains they won't look this good. This is the best that this flag iris has done for me. I had it on the other side of the fence for a few years and had maybe one or two blooms.
A new photo of the same old iris. It seems to have more yellow color on its falls. The lean is sort of the natural view of this one plant so I didn't try to compensate it by straightening it.
I gave my neighbor a planting of this and it has spread into a big planting. I was jealous of it and then noticed yesterday that I still have it. I pulled it from another part of the garden as a rescue and it is blooming now. My mom had this all along the garage down in Osceola. I am sure she bummed it off of a neighbor as when they moved to the house there was nothing planted there. The deep colors of this iris are actually deeper and darker than the photo shows.
I keep taking photographic records of this iris. Those who follow me regularly have heard this story or description before about this specific iris. It is the one iris they first used to create the hybridize iris. Today they may use another source but this is the original genetic branch. I remember this iris from years ago when I first went to different cemeteries with my family.
I am half day working today in the English middle school room. It will be nice to head home for lunch and work outside this afternoon. That work will be dependent on the weather as rain is being forecasted. There is no rain right now so maybe they got it wrong. Thank you for stopping by today.