Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cascading beauty



A busy day today so I'm sharing just a bit of what's happening in the garden. The bearded Iris are in full bloom now. Karen at Greenwalks asked if these smell as some she'd come across. Sadly, no real scent save that "flower" aroma.


The name of this plant escapes me, perhaps because I always think it looks like eucalyptus. Either way, I enjoy its weeping lavendar petals and the the soft gray leaves. The golden Spirea in the background serves as a nice canvas as well.

8 comments:

catmint said...

that plant is an Australian native, called Parahebe perfoliata. bearded iris is magnificant.

Darla said...

Just beautiful, the spirea in the back does set the purple off nicely.

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Beautiful Iris! Love the color. I would love to get my hands on the scented ones Karen mentioned :)

Karen said...

Hey, thanks for the mention and the answer to my burning question! I'll have to see if I can find that purple iris with the grape scent again - it really made it to my wish list for the smell alone. Yours are a great color! Agree on the plant ID, I have that and it died back to the ground this winter so I didn't know if it would return, but I noticed it yesterday. I also have parahebe catarractae (sp?), which is kind of a low-growing little thing with white flowers, also very heat-tolerant. Happy busy day!

Aerie-el said...

Gorgeous shots!
Enjoy the more-than-warm day!

prue said...

that iris is such an amazing colour! Thanks for sharing.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

The color in the Iris is gorgeous. That picture could be framed! Nice job! -Jackie

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

That Iris (and the photo of it) are magnificent. It is a wonderful shade of purple!