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Lovely Iris!

Updated on July 3, 2014
Iris, Lovely Iris!
Iris, Lovely Iris! | Source

Iris Is One Of A Gardener’s Elite Flowers


Glorious, magnificent spring gives us such beauty that we sometimes have no choice but to write something poetic. Iris are especially compelling!




My Lovely Iris!



Iris, regal iris, magnificent creation,

Firm in self respect,

Symbolically presiding over your own nation.



Powerful yet delicate, gloriously detailed.

Each fair bloom bedecked

In colorful rainbow robes, no graceful charm curtailed.



Iris, lovely iris, magnificent creation,

A royal object

Speaking the Creator’s natural revelation.




Iris Photo Montage

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Spectacular Black Iris Opening UpDetail Of Black Iris BaseAlmost Fully BloomedRuffles In The SunSunshine Through Black Iris PetalsA Star Hides InsideA New Iris UnfoldsDrinking In Sun Before Clouds ComeThere's That Caterpillar AgainCommanding AttentionNestled Among A Mass Of RufflesHappy IrisUnfolding In The SunSlowly OpeningA Peek InsideDelightful DetailInterior Iris AnglesContinue Into Next Group Of Iris Photos
Spectacular Black Iris Opening Up
Spectacular Black Iris Opening Up | Source
Detail Of Black Iris Base
Detail Of Black Iris Base | Source
Almost Fully Bloomed
Almost Fully Bloomed | Source
Ruffles In The Sun
Ruffles In The Sun | Source
Sunshine Through Black Iris Petals
Sunshine Through Black Iris Petals | Source
A Star Hides Inside
A Star Hides Inside | Source
A New Iris Unfolds
A New Iris Unfolds | Source
Drinking In Sun Before Clouds Come
Drinking In Sun Before Clouds Come | Source
There's That Caterpillar Again
There's That Caterpillar Again | Source
Commanding Attention
Commanding Attention | Source
Nestled Among A Mass Of Ruffles
Nestled Among A Mass Of Ruffles | Source
Happy Iris
Happy Iris | Source
Unfolding In The Sun
Unfolding In The Sun | Source
Source
Source
Slowly Opening
Slowly Opening | Source
A Peek Inside
A Peek Inside | Source
Delightful Detail
Delightful Detail | Source
Interior Iris Angles
Interior Iris Angles | Source
Continue Into Next Group Of Iris Photos
Continue Into Next Group Of Iris Photos | Source

Poetic Iris Is A Photogenic Plant!


Easy to care for, therefore, easy to love, iris is a plant that almost grows itself. If you haven't established a bed of poetic iris yet, you might like to make doing so a priority.


Rewarding a gardener with luscious blooms that have amazing variety in color, this plant also presents photographers with a chance to build a stock of stunning pictures.


I hope you enjoy some of mine. If you like them you might like to keep in mind that I’m planning to add more shots from my iris beds over time, and perhaps from friends’ gardens.



Iris Photos Continued

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Interior Details Amazing Creation!Delicate DesignIntriguing and InspiringRuffled BeautyGlorious TwosomeWho Could Imagine What's Inside?!With Hosta As A BackdropA New Variety ShinesDetails Are ImpressiveSpectacularIntensiveInventiveIncredibleDeclaring Its DesignerDeepening ColorsBright Sun BathPoetic IrisIris Tucked Under Bird FeederWho Is Watching Who?
Interior Details
Interior Details | Source
Amazing Creation!
Amazing Creation! | Source
Delicate Design
Delicate Design | Source
Intriguing and Inspiring
Intriguing and Inspiring | Source
Ruffled Beauty
Ruffled Beauty | Source
Glorious Twosome
Glorious Twosome | Source
Who Could Imagine What's Inside?!
Who Could Imagine What's Inside?! | Source
With Hosta As A Backdrop
With Hosta As A Backdrop | Source
A New Variety Shines
A New Variety Shines | Source
Details Are Impressive
Details Are Impressive | Source
Spectacular
Spectacular | Source
Intensive
Intensive | Source
Inventive
Inventive | Source
Incredible
Incredible | Source
Declaring Its Designer
Declaring Its Designer | Source
Deepening Colors
Deepening Colors | Source
Bright Sun Bath
Bright Sun Bath | Source
Poetic Iris
Poetic Iris | Source
Iris Tucked Under Bird Feeder
Iris Tucked Under Bird Feeder | Source
Who Is Watching Who?
Who Is Watching Who? | Source

More Iris Hubs With Photographs:


• Are you familiar with the black iris? Its color variations are stunning.

Flower arranging 101! Use iris to their full advantage.



Beautiful Beds of Iris:

How To Make An Origami Iris



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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      You certainly have quite a variety of photos. I love irises. Well written and expressed.

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      Ridah 4 years ago

      Hello - beautiful ireiss - I am using these ireiss (Iris ensata - Japanese iris) in many gardens this year in New York. I look forward to more posts from you. Your blog is beautiful.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Pavlo Badovskyy:

      Thanks kindly for letting me know you enjoyed these iris pictures. I appreciate that you stopped in!

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Your irises are great! We have bearded irises and siberian irises. I like all of them ! Very good photos of your flowers!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Green Art:

      How lovely that your sister's name is Iris! No wonder it is one of your favorite flowers. They are amazing plants.

      Thanks for checking this hub out. You might like to see my black iris hub sometime.

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      Green Art 5 years ago

      The Iris is one of my favorite flowers so I was happy to see this nice hub about it. I also have a sister named Iris and I love giving her Iris related gifts for her birthday or at Christmas. Great hub!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Angela Brummer:

      The fact that you've known iris all your life is a lovely thought! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this hub. Thanks much for dropping by with your comment!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      The Iris have been apart of my life since as long as I can remember! Thank you so much for sharing... simply love your hub!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Kathleen Cochran:

      You are welcome. Maybe you can come back and let us know what you discovered, or write a hub about it that I can link to this one.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks! I'm looking every where for answers. Thanks for yours.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Kathleen Cochran:

      Your photos are a super addition to your hubs. It may be that your iris need thinning in order to bloom at their best. The good thing is that you can establish new beds, or you can share them with friends. There are some neat websites on growing iris if you think you have a different problem. I hope you are able to get to the root of the problem soon!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      snowdrops:

      Thanks kindly--it is a sweet name for little girls! Thanks, too, for stopping in here and letting me hear from you.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      How nice to find another iris lover. I've had a mixture in my garden for more than a decade here in Atlanta. I've been disappointed in the amount of blooms for the past two years though. Any advice? I've used my photos as the pix for a lot of my poetry. It's a great way to share.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Very lovely Iris.. No wonder moms here would use the name Iris for their little girls.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      RHPeat:

      Thank you, both for coming by and for leaving your input! I look forward to reading your iris poem shortly.

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      RHPeat 5 years ago

      I like "Powerful yet delicate" This is the iris in a nutshell. One of my favorite flowers. You might find my iris poem interesting. It was written for my wife.

      a poet friend

      RH Peat

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      JSParker:

      Iris do seem to bring that thought to people's minds. I should've done a Google search before making my title, but you know how it goes when something like this strikes you. :)

      How lovely that you were able to connect with the folks at the farmer's market and get the iris info you needed. I've enjoyed do both this garden photo series and the iris mini series within it. Thanks bunches for coming by and adding your input to this hub!

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      JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Hi RTalloni, your hub on iris caught my eye, because "Iris, Lovely Iris" were my words exactly the first time my majestic purple bloomed, standing tall at three feet from the ground. I was no expert at flowers, so I stopped at the Farmers Market annual iris show put on by a local club, and people who know about iris, oh, my, how much they know! And how many different kinds they are! And thank goodness they told me the proper way to plant iris with the rhizomes visible above the ground.

      It doesn't take knowledge just to enjoy the gift of their free beauty.

      Nice idea to do a series of garden hubs.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      ziyena:

      Thank you for coming by with your comment on this iris hub. :)

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      ziyena 5 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      Beautiful!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks kindly for your visit and input!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I did what I thought would be a good symbolism, if expressed. Quod erat demonstrandum.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Perspycacious:

      Iris are definitely hard to beat for an easy yet beautiful garden plant. Thanks for coming by to check out this flower hub.

      Creation certainly offers us many lessons. One reason I love gardening comes from a line in one of A. Carmichael's poems, "Behind every green leaf tip is the power of God." Nature offers much symbolism, and indeed does proclaim the glory of God, helping to teach us to be mindful to number our days according to His Word.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      For low care high beauty, it would be hard to beat iris and its root. All flowers are fleeting, but there is a special sadness, which comes when the iris blossoms of another year dry up and are gone again. Perhaps it should be symbolic of what happens to youthful vigor and the beauty of our springtimes, and the efforts we make to resist aging and decline?

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      joaniebaby:

      I'm so glad you are enjoying the real thing in your garden! Everything's blooming early here, too. Our peonies have come and gone, except my smallest plants might yet bloom. Thank you for stopping in and letting me hear from you!

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      joaniebaby 5 years ago

      We have some Black Iris blooming in our garden now, too, and their aroma is as wonderful as their beauty. This is early for Iowa, but the weather has been so warm, everything is early. Our peonies are ready to open and they don't usually bloom until Memorial Day. Thanks for your lovely photos.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      RedElf:

      I'm going to look up the Maori King/Warrior when I post this comment--thanks for coming by and mentioning it. So many iris and all beautiful, but it's neat to become familiar with them little by little.

      I hope your spring will be full of wonderful color from flowers very soon. Ours came early, then a couple of nips, but I think we will be warming up for the summer after this week.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      mollymeadows:

      So glad you enjoyed this and let me hear from you. Thanks much for your visit and input!

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      RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

      I have always adored Irises - really, almost all the spring flowers, even the humble purple flags. The bearded/German Irises make a lovely display. I had some beautiful peachy-bronze ones one year, and the pride of my plot was a hearty and hardy clump of a heritage Iris, Maori King (sometimes called Maori Warrior), a stunning gold Iris with dark red falls.

      Thanks for sharing your marvelous flowers - the last of our snow is finally melting, and the dandelions will be up soon, I think.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      These are such beautiful blooms and such an array of colors! You're right, they do seem proud and regal. Buttons!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W:

      How lovely that you have your grandmother's iris garden gifts! Sharing them is indeed one of the nicest things about growing them.

      Thanks kindly for your visit and input.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We have a different type of iris that grows better down here. The Louisianna Iris has a different shape than the ones that you photographed. We had the type in your photos when we lived up north and like you, I loved them. I got all of ours from my grandmother's garden as she thinned them. That is one nice thing about them...they continue to spread and can easily be transplanted and shared with people.

      Lovely photos and poem. Voted up, beautiful and will SHARE.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      moonlake:

      Thanks kindly! Iris are quite hardy so I hope the deer's respite on them has not harmed them! You might like to move them, or use a deterrent next year. Perhaps emptying your hairbrush in that area would work.

      So glad you enjoyed this hub and that you added your comments!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Derdriu:

      Thank you very much for your generous comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this hub through to the end. I was afraid the origami iris might be missed.

      I appreciate your visit here very much.

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      RTalloni, What an enjoyable, entertaining, lively photographic and poetic tribute to irises! In particular, I like the images and the clever rhyme scheme in your poem. Also, it's very reader-friendly of you to end with the origami iris video so that readers can have a permanent takeaway from this lovely tribute.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Movie Master:

      Thank you so much, both for your visit and your comment! Iris have the ability to inspire us to enjoy beauty in some fashion or another and I'm glad you enjoyed this look at them.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Beautiful hub and beautiful pictures. I have a black iris if it makes it through the winter and deer beding down on top of it. I don't have it in any of my flower pictures. Voted Up

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Your words describe the Iris perfectly!

      Fabulous photos, really enjoyed this thank you!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Victoria Lynn:

      Thanks kindly!

      Your irises will most likely respond very well to your attention since they don't require much care. They do transplant well. You might like to take a look at my other iris hubs.

      I'm so glad you'll be able to enjoy more of your irises blooms and I hope we get to some photos of them here next year!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great photos! the iris is so great! I have lots of their stalks but few blooms. I'm cleaning out the vines and growth around them, hoping they will bloom better next year. And are they easily transplanted to another area, do you know? Your hub inspired me to take care of my irises!! Thanks!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      molometer:

      That was a neat origami project! Glad you enjoyed this hub--thanks very much for your visit and comments.

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      The Origami Iris video was excellent as was this hub on the Iris, in it's many forms and colours.

      Great photo's.

      Voted up and 4/5 buttons

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      DeborahNeyens:

      So glad you found this iris hub inspiring! I hope you can fill an iris bed with many varieties soon. I am making a new arrangement this afternoon with a fresh flush of blooms.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      I don't have any irises in my garden. I need to remedy that! Yours are beautiful.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Stephanie Henkel:

      I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing these iris photos. I'm hoping to expand the colors we have, and combine them with the varieties I already own to fill some containers. The colors are just too inviting to not do it! :) Thanks much for stopping in and letting me hear from you.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Jo_Goldsmith11:

      Hi there! Thank you for stopping in to see these iris and for you input. You might enjoy my other iris hubs. I'm planning to post a new one tomorrow and to add more pictures to this one.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      picklesandrufus:

      Thanks very much! I know what you mean about watching them bloom, but the ones I'm cutting for arrangements are lasting longer than I expected. Changing the water every other day and trimming the stems a bit seems to keep them going. One reason I enjoy have different varieties planted in different areas is that they bloom in succession with those in the most shade blooming last. I'm still waiting on my yellows while my whites are long gone!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Iris is one of my favorite spring flowers, and I love your photographs! When we moved out of New York State, I left a beautiful collection of irises, and I miss them. They are a gorgeous flower and come in so many different colors! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

      Hello. You have picked one of three of my favorite flowers! I have them in front of my house. I voted up and shared on twitter. Interesting, useful and beautiful hub! :) Take care..

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Beautiful description of a lovely plant. Mine are blooming now. Each day I marvel at their beauty...sure wish they lasted longer.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Phil Plasma:

      I highly recommend it!

      Thanks kindly for visiting this iris photo hub.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      anglnwu:

      Hi there! How lovely that you get to enjoy your friend's iris garden. I'm going to check and see if you've written a hub about that garden. If you haven't this is a hint! :)

      Thank you so much for your visit and input. I hope to post more iris photos in this hub before too long. My yellow have yet to begin to bud as they are in a more shady area.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      mary615:

      No, iris can't grow there, that's for sure! However, you do have some beautiful flowers. I'm going to look up that hub right now!

      Thanks much for visiting and commenting here. I thank you, and my irises thanks you! :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      The Dirt Farmer:

      So glad you enjoyed seeing this royal collection. Thanks much for checking out this iris hub!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      We haven't any irises in our yard. Perhaps it is time to add them. Thanks for this hub!

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Irises are beautiful, so majestic and regal--like you said. My friend has a garden filled with all kinds of irises and is a special treat at this time of the year. Love your pictures. Rated up.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I live in S. Fl. and we don't grow these beauties here. Yours are outstanding. I do have a blooming Cattleya orchid now. I wrote a Hub about it. I vote this Hub UP, etc.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Your irises truly are regal and lovely. Awesome photos, too!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Cardisa:

      A look throughout HP right now and it's obvious that iris are putting on a show everywhere. Thank you for taking a look at mine and for letting me hear from you!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you, Snurre! I'm glad you enjoyed this. :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      teaches12345:

      I'm so glad this hub reminded you of your mother's garden! The cut flowers are lasting longer than I expected, but I am changing the water and trimming the stems every other day.

      Thank you for visiting my iris hub!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      rahul0324:

      Appreciate your stopping in. I'm glad you enjoyed this iris hub!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      What a beautiful hub with beautiful photos. They deserve your sentiment. You re right they are regal.

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      joejagodensky:

      Thank you kindly , both for visiting and for leaving your note.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Pamela99:

      I remember living in Florida and wondering what it must be like to grow such flowers, never dreaming at the time that I would one day be doing that very thing!

      Thank you for coming by to see these iris!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Hyphenbird:

      Thanks bunches for dropping by and letting me know that you enjoyed seeing this iris hub! I hope to post more pictures here soon.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sunnie Day:

      Thank you for your kind response to this iris hub! I appreciate your visit very much!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Fennelseed:

      Thank you for your generous input here! The iris is a special flower. The one you mention may be the black iris, which is fairly new to our garden.

      So appreciate your visit. I'll be checking out more of your work!

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      Snurre 5 years ago

      Beautiful! I love irises.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Beautiful poem and photos to this hub. I love the Iris, my mother grew them everywhere in her gardens. I only wish they would have a longer lifespan.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A very beautifully presented hub here! Loved the pictures and the love you have ushered to a beautiful flower.

      Nice hub!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      samsammy:

      Thank you for visiting this hub on spring iris and for your kind input!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Rosemay50:

      Glad you enjoyed this look at iris blooms! I hope you are able to establish a few iris this year then, so you can be rewarded with their gifts next spring.

      Thank you for stopping in and letting me hear from you.

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      joejagodensky 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Beautiful in its simplicity of words. You let the flower speak for itself. Thanks.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      The Iris is one of my favorite flowers and your pictures are spectacular. Unfortunately they don't grow well where I live but I always had them when I lived up north. Thanks for a gorgeous hub.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Beautiful. There really is something special about the iris. She is regal and I love the curly leaves. I enjoyed the photos and poem very much.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Wow such beautiful pictures. I love the color so much. Lovely poem as well. SO glad this was shared.

      God bless,

      Sunnie

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      "Powerful yet delicate, gloriously detailed" yes, your words describe the beautiful iris perfectly. I share your passion for irises and see them as beautiful, confident women in fluttery dresses!

      I love your photos and I think the deep midnight blue iris is my fav!! I look forward to seeing more of your growing iris photo collection - you have a fan in me!! Okay now I off to check out your links. Thank for this great hub, my votes and sharing!!

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      Samrat Sinha 5 years ago from Gangolli, Karnataka, India

      So nice poem, nice writing voted up, very well said. I enjoyed

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I don't have any iris's planted at present but I do love them, both the colours and the textures are simply lovely