One hot sunny morning a month ago, my sister, mom and I went to the iris gardens in Montclair. I generally liked irises but felt that from a distance they don’t look that special in bloom and the foliage after they bloom isn’t the most attractive. However, after spending the morning checking out hundreds of beautiful varieties, I think I’ve changed my mind. They are truly glorious when they are in full bloom. Now that I’ve ripped up my entire perennial garden (more on that in another post) I plan to strategically place irises in the new garden. I think they need to be seen up close to appreciate, and their foliage, when not in bloom, needs be disguised by other plants nearby. So I plan to put some near the path, but I need suggestions for what to pair them with. Something that blooms in late spring or summer, and can take full sun. Any suggestions?
Enjoy these pictures of some of the beautiful irises we saw:
Which iris did you like the best?