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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Annual Visit to the Iris Garden

We make an annual visit to a small Iris farmette in Deming.  The grower fills a small plot with hundreds if different irises.
The weekend we chose to visit was the perfect time of first bloom, plus the sun was shining and everything looked and smelled wonderful.

You can take a check list and wander through the rows of flowers and pick the ones you want to order, and in the autumn you will receive a phone call that your iris tubers are ready for pick up.

So many colors to choose from.

The grower is dedicated to her flowers - always keeps the plot looking fabulous.  She has open house on weekends during bloom time.
All the irises are labeled so you can make your choices.  Even if you are not buying, there are always photographers taking pictures, and artists with their easels and paints.

It is a fun trip, not far from home, and I'm glad we didn't miss it this year.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

How wonderful! I love irises. My Rare One grows three different kinds in her front garden bed -- Japanese irises, traditional irises and root beer irises. In Canada, we often call irises "flags" -- well, at least older people call them that. I don't know where that term originated from.

Kim said...

To walk through all that beauty would have been heaven, JoAnn. I am afraid that I would have to order one of every hue. How fabulous you were able to enjoy all that beauty again, this year.

Rose said...

Next time take me along!

JudithK said...

Beautiful. I do like bearded irises. And you have taken some good photos. Thanks. I too am glad you didn't miss it, and can share it. Thanks.

Angie said...

JoAnn - oh my, I would be like a kid in a candy store! I would have to buy one of each … What a cool idea to have a checklist and allow people to wander and make their selections. And the painters, etc. Does she charge them? Seems a shrewd businesswoman!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you got to go and take these beautiful photos to share! Every color of the rainbow! Hugs!

Powell River Books said...

There are so many beautiful flower displays in Bellingham and the Skagit Valley area. - Margy