Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Sway of the Iris

The Sway of the Iris by linfrye
The Sway of the Iris, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 sheet
Arches 140#CP

A quick study last night of light lavender iris ...They're popping all over the Arboretum in colors of pink, yellow, white and deep purple -- magnificent varities of ruffles and 'beards' ...all set against those swordlike leaves.

The Plant a Row group meets again today - and their work last week made the front page of our local paper -

http://www.theherald-nc.com/2011/04/13/18187/arboretum-planting-rows-for-the.html

How exciting!!!

The weather for Saturday's event looks even more gloomy -- but we plod on in preparation -- fingers crossed for the rain holding off ...

Have a terrific day!

3 comments:

Teri C said...

These are so pretty. Isn't it funny how iris means spring is here in full force.

Lorraine said...

BEAUTIFUL!! The purple iris are my favorite but I do so love those frills and beards on all the unusual varieties and colors. I love the way the stems sweep away at the bottom. This new style is really cool. Bravo.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Lorraine said...

Forgot to say Congrats on the article. I hope it brings you more $$ and more volunteers. You've done such a great job there Lin and I know how hard you have worked and how you have lived it 24/7 to make it a success. Bravo to you.
Big hugs,
Lorraine