Iris and Other Flower Gardens
People Enjoying Iris Gardens
Yellow and Burgundy Iris Flowers
People in the Flower Garden
Pastel Colored Irises
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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