Thursday, April 28, 2011

Purple irises



My purple bearded irises that were growing in the garden were so tall they all fell over and were lying on the ground ~ poor things. Rather then try to stand them up, I picked a whole arm full and brought them inside and put them in a pretty blue and white pottery pitcher. Now I can enjoy them whenever I walk in the dining room.






Enjoy your day!




13 comments:

Angie said...

Oh, they are soooo beautiful!! Randy and I just returned from a week-long trip to San Francisco, CA, and I was so afraid all of mine would be bloomed out and finished before I got back---but they are in full bloom and oh so GORGEOUS! I get the feeling that you love Irises in the same way that I do. :) I can smell them through the computer. :)

Sherri said...

Donna, what a beautiful bouquet! My deep purple bearded iris' are blooming now and the light peach ones are ready to bloom!

Donna said...

The dark purple were my Dads Favorite!
Thanks sweetie for posting this photo...Somehow I feel him around me...
hughugs

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Gorgeous Donna! Ours are still popping out of the ground...about 7" high now.....it will be a while before we see blooms like those :) Enjoy them for us!

Beverly said...

Donna, they are exquisite. I have some irises that I need to cut and bring in, too.

Cherrie said...

Beautiful

Cozy Little House said...

Excellent idea!
Brenda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are lovely. One of my favorite iris is one called 'Granies Purple', it is an old variety and so dependable. They are wonderful plants.

Mimi Sue said...

They're gorgeous! Love irises. Mimi

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful Donna!
Hugs,
Penny

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Gorgeous. They are one of my favorite flowers. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sandy

Balisha said...

Don't they smell heavenly? I hate to see flowers lying on the ground after a hard rain or wind.I sometimes go out a pick a bouquet before the storm to enjoy in the house. Balisha

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful bouquet Donna...Love Irises. Mine will bloom next month here in NY. I always have to stake mine too or they fall over. Just lovely...do I sense a painting coming on soon...irises perhaps?? Have a creative and sunny weekend.

Ruth