Indiana Street Iris - Purple Blooms - June 2023

Our Indiana Street purple Iris is blooming (again).  

I posted a photo showing the pointed foliage tips emerging from the mulch early this Spring.  And now, we're getting a purple flower show on the side of our front porch.  The Iris came from my Sister who dug it out of her (and our...for two years) neighbor Wes' garden before it was destroyed by a teardown.  Wes (and my sister and us) all lived on Indiana Street.  Hence...me calling this our "Indiana Street Iris".


We don't have too many flowers in our garden and I think I've been conditioned to think of irises as a flower that would be in 'your grandmothers garden' and something pedestrian.  (note...I also don't know the difference between Siberian and Bearded Irises...)

I suppose I put them in the same category as Daylilies.  Something that I'm sure is fine for YOUR garden, but not something I need in mine.  

I'm not totally sure why I feel that way. 

But, I'm starting to think differently.  Why?  Start with this purple one in the photo above?  I really like it.   Irises are something that I need to get to know a bit.  I'm intrigued by this Colonel Mustard Iris - the color is like nothing else.   And, these Purple Flame Blue Flag Irises that feature purple foliage is something that I came across AND PASSED ON - at the Morton sale this year.  Next year, right?    The sideyard where this Iris is growing has room for more

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