Sunday, April 15, 2012

Floral Adventures

I bring you pictures! Quite a lot of them, actually. Yesterday, Dan, my parents and I all went down to Clark Gardens since their claim to fame is irises (my favorite flower) and right now is the peak of the iris blooms.

Y'all, it was fantastic. So fantastic, that I took about 400 pictures. Don't worry, only 140 of them made it to "share-worthy" status. And worry even less, because I'm not going to post them all here. If you are so inclined, you can see all the share-able ones in my Flickr Album for the event, but here are some of my favorites.

Irises

Water Lily

Iris

Irises

Clark Gardens

Innocent Devil

Iris

Daisies

Butterfly

Iris

I also bought 4 irises while I was there. I didn't get pictures of them before the travel made the blooms unhappy but here's what I got (with links to other sites for pictures): Anaconda Love (which I actually question because my blooms look rather unlike what I find via Google for that name - mine is like the light bronze version of Cantina), Brilliant Performance (peach with a vivid orange tongue), Cantina (purple with a glowing blue center bit) and Color Me Pink (pink like in the picture I linked to, I'm assuming, but I haven't seen it bloom). Hopefully I'll be planting them next month or so (you should do it about four to six weeks after the last bloom) when I'll remember to mark them so that whenever we move, I can easily dig them up and take them with me!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Makes me feel like I'm there again!

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  2. Indescribable!

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