Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Colors - Pictures added on Saturday 6/4/11

This variety of Iris is spectacular: the ice blue/violet and white with shinny "crystals" like rhinestones reflecting the sunlight.

Mountain Laurel Just Coming into Bloom
The Red Maple that Leon Rescued
From Someone's Gutter as a Seedling
Colors in the garden excite me.

Iris have always been my favorite flower.  Bearded Iris and Siberian Iris and Swamp Iris - all are stunning.

The Mountain Laurel are about three or four days behind schedule.
Mountain Laural
The Asian Lilac are almost too fragrant for me.
Asian Lilac


  1. Lovely photos. I'm with you iris are one of my favourites too. I just wish that they lasted longer.

  2. I don't know if you know this, but I am an artist and I find that the only flower I can't paint is the iris...it is the color that is almost if not totally impossible to recreate.

    I also have a great ability to paint blacks and they tell me that is the hardest for any artist as the tonality of the skin coloration is so hard to reproduce.

    great post


  3. Yes, Craig, they are so briefly beautiful.

    Raulito, you're amazing. The best artist renditions of iris I've seen have been watercolors - I think because the medium allows the color to "bleed" from darker to lighter in a more natural way.

  4. We have a row of gardenias just outside the bedroom window, and going to sleep, and waking up, to that aroma is just heaven.
    Pretty, pretty pics.

  5. I'd be excited too if my garden looked like yours. Sadly, my garden has turned into a kids Water Park. See what you did, you mad this Gay sad. m.



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