Iris and Other Flower Gardens

People Enjoying Iris Gardens

Photo 1 - People strolling through an Iris Garden.
Photo 1 - People strolling through an Iris Garden. | Source

Yellow and Burgundy Iris Flowers

Photo 2 - These two toned irises are beautiful I think, with their yellow and burgundy colors.  So bold!
Photo 2 - These two toned irises are beautiful I think, with their yellow and burgundy colors. So bold! | Source

Beautiful Irises

Photo 3 - Various colors of iris along a garden border of bricks and stones.
Photo 3 - Various colors of iris along a garden border of bricks and stones. | Source

People in the Flower Garden

Photo 4 - A row of irises growing, and a path with which to walk along and enjoy them.
Photo 4 - A row of irises growing, and a path with which to walk along and enjoy them. | Source

Pastel Colored Irises

Photo 5 - Its no wonder that irises have inspired artists for years.  They are like mini works of art.  The pastels here are so pretty I think!
Photo 5 - Its no wonder that irises have inspired artists for years. They are like mini works of art. The pastels here are so pretty I think! | Source

Photo Gallery

Photos of Iris Gardens and More

Like many other people, I have been out and about and enjoying the blooming irises. They are in full bloom in gardens, or have been for the last few weeks. It is the beginning of May here, and I still have some of my own blooming, and see others irises still going strong.

This photo gallery is not just of irises and iris gardens, but you will see some other kinds of gardens thrown in as well. The other gardens just don't really compete for attention the way the iris gardens do, in my opinion.

The irises you will see here, are mostly bearded irises, which are my favorite. You will also see some other flower gardens, and a Japanese garden with pond, as well. I hope you enjoy this little tour of iris gardens and more!

Photos 1, 4 & 5 - These are iris garden photos with a variety of colors of irises shown. You can almost see the color of the rainbow in these gardens when they are in the height of their bloom period. The other thing about these three photos is that you can see some people in the distance, enjoying the irises. They have a way of drawing people to themselves!

Photos 2, 3, 6 & 8 - These show some different irises. I love the ones in photo 2 especially, with the yellow and maroon colors. Very vibrant and different, which is part of why I like going to these kinds of iris gardens. They have so many varieties, more than I could ever imagine.

Photo 7 - These are peonies in bloom. They are another flower that is currently in bloom where I live, and the general rule is that if they haven't bloomed by Mother's Day, then they will be in bloom by then. So we have a little bit of a head start on those this year.

As for peonies, they are a lovely and bold flower, with a personality all their own, if I can say that. I love them from the bud stage, and on. I always hope to get ahead of their most full bloom stage, in that I like to make sure they are staked. They can tend to fall, especially after a rain. This path has some in bloom, and they are so pretty.

Photo 9 - This is a view of one of my favorite garden spots in the world. It is a Japanese Garden, and has a very large pond and pretty bridge there. They have lots of koi fish, and the ducks and geese and turtles love this pond. I loved the stillness when I took this particular photo. Anyone that knows me, may be tired of hearing about my love of the Japanese garden. In case you have never seen any of my photos of it, I wanted to share this one here.

Photos 10, 11, 12, and 13 - Here you see more examples of the beautiful bearded irises in bloom. One of my favorite things about these gardens are the path ways that curve around the different parts of the garden, perfect for strolling along and just enjoying the beauty. Again, if you look closely, you may see some irises you have never seen before here.

Photos 14 & 15 - This another garden area where multiple flowers are growing. I really liked the play on color here, using different colors of the color wheel to make a great impact visually. I am particularly partial to the poppy flowers, orange poppies in this case. Being a native of California, I absolutely adore those orange poppies!

Thanks for joining me on a little iris, flower, and garden tour.

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Irises in a Variety of Colors

Photo 6 - More colors of irises,which I think are so beautiful.
Photo 6 - More colors of irises,which I think are so beautiful. | Source

Curvy Path along the Peony garden

Photo 7 - Peonies growing along the walkway.
Photo 7 - Peonies growing along the walkway. | Source

Gorgeous Deep Purple Irises

Photo 8 - Pretty, Rich deep purple iris blooms.  I really loved these ones.
Photo 8 - Pretty, Rich deep purple iris blooms. I really loved these ones. | Source

Peaceful Japanese Garden Scene

Photo 9 - There is something so special about this Japanese garden.  There is a bridge in the distance.
Photo 9 - There is something so special about this Japanese garden. There is a bridge in the distance. | Source
Photo 10 - Curvy path in the colorful iris garden.
Photo 10 - Curvy path in the colorful iris garden. | Source

A Garden to Get Lost In!

Photo 11 - There is something special about curvy paths in gardens, where you don't see around the corner.  These blooming irises and the path draw me in, to see where it goes.
Photo 11 - There is something special about curvy paths in gardens, where you don't see around the corner. These blooming irises and the path draw me in, to see where it goes. | Source
Photo 12 - More pastel blooming irises blooming in the iris garden in Missouri.
Photo 12 - More pastel blooming irises blooming in the iris garden in Missouri. | Source

Trees and Blooming Flowers in the Spring

Photo 13 - I love these tall trees and blooming flowers.  I wish this were in my front yard!
Photo 13 - I love these tall trees and blooming flowers. I wish this were in my front yard! | Source

Beautiful Poppies and Other Flowers

Photo 14 - Another flower garden, that includes orange poppies and blue flowers of some kind.
Photo 14 - Another flower garden, that includes orange poppies and blue flowers of some kind. | Source

Shrub and Flower Gardens

Photo 15 - Using some creativity, creating borders with shrubs and flower gardens can be accomplished.  I love the color combinations here too.
Photo 15 - Using some creativity, creating borders with shrubs and flower gardens can be accomplished. I love the color combinations here too. | Source

Iris Flower Poll

Do you enjoy bearded iris flowers?

  • Yes, I love them wherever I see them.
  • Yes, and I love to grow them as well.
  • Yes, and I hope to grow some in the future.
  • Irises are not my cup of tea, really, but they are interesting.
  • I am not that familiar with irises, ask me again later perhaps.
  • No, I don't care for iris flowers.
  • I only like particular kinds of irises.
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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

beautiful hub. I love iris flowers, but then for me the question should be what flowers don't I like? Your photos are as awesome as your writing is.

Voted up

John


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello John, thank you very much. You know, its hard for me to describe a favorite flower, as I like you kind of say there. Its just too hard to pick. These types of iris have very distinct qualities which I love that set them apart, that is for sure.

I really appreciate your visit and comment, thank you.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Soooooo beautiful. Exquisite! You are so good with that camera. I can almost smell the outdoors. Thanks again, for such a lovely hub.

Beautiful and awesome. Ann


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algarveview 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

Beautiful as always and wonderful pictures... Voted up and beautiful! Have a great day!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Ann, thank you so much for your comment! I love that you can almost smell the outdoors with the photos, that makes my day! I appreciate your votes and visit, thank you. Paula


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Algarveview, thank you very much for your kind words, I really appreciate your comment! Glad you liked the photos. Have a great weekend ahead!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I would love to walk through a field of irises! Wish we could grow them here. Your photos are outstanding, as usual. I vote this UP, etc.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Mary, thank you so much for your kind words on the photos, I appreciate it so much. I wish it was more conducive to grow irises in Florida, but then again you guys have so many wonderful other flowers and plants that we don't have. When I go to Florida, I love to see the new things I don't get to always see. This great country has so much beauty to offer, it's a true joy.


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Kathleen Cochran 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I love that the colors are all mixed together. I've often thought I should have organized my colors, but that ship has sailed. My colors don't all bloom at once like your pictures. Maybe it's because I'm so far south from you. The nice thing about that though is I have iris blooming for up to six weeks before they are gone for another year. I have one that reblooms in the fall. I'll be watching for more of those!


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oceansnsunsets 22 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Kathleen, how great to find a fellow iris lover! I know the irises that I have seen over the years, often bloom around the same time in the spring, so to have one that reblooms in the fall is awesome! I don't have any of those.

To be totally fair, most of the amazing masses of colors above in the gardens shown, are not my own personal iris gardens, though I sure wish they were. I do love irises, and photograph them whenever I can. Its actually not easy to get their full beauty into a picture, because they are just breathtaking. I do have several of my own, but not to the degree you see with the masses of different colors. Its a great reason to share the rhizomes with neighbors and family for sure. My aunt lives in a totally different climate in Southern California, and hers blooms at all kinds of various times of the year, depending on conditions. Yes, I think where I am, the winters and seasons are more intense, and so the iris blooming time can be a little more predictable perhaps, and consistent, but I don't know for sure. Thanks so much for your comment, and I too will be watching for more of the same, for those that rebloom in the fall!

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