Flower power! Irisises


Iris is a genus of 260–300[1][2] species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.[3] As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is ‘flags’, while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as ‘junos‘, particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower.


I took the following photos during the week.

Dutch Iris: Inspire me Monday


Inspire Me Monday


On my way home there is a garden with

two rows of Dutch Irises.

They look so beautiful I have to share them with everybody.







Dutch Iris Growing Guide

Florists’ Favourite

Dutch iris are popular with florists, and home gardeners, because they are dependably pretty and easy to use. Long, strong, straight stems couple with blooms that are an ideal size for medium bouquets. The clear, beautiful colours of iris fit into any arrangement.

Few pleasures compare to having an abundant supply of fresh flower for cutting and using around your home. Garden grown blooms are also easy gifts.

Do yourself a favor and make sure to have plenty of future cut flowers. Plant Dutch iris now.