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Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show

Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show

Woo hoo! Champion Iris stalk at Upper Blackwood Agricultural show On Nov 3rd 2014. Three flowers out on Lavish Lover.

Tall breaded iris in blue

I love this one!

I love this one! Another of our seedlings, second year flowering. It’s a dark purple with a white blaze around the beards. Another challenge for you – what to call it?

Pacific Coast Irises

Pacific Coast Irises

The new Pacific Coast Irises in our garden

Unusual colouring

Tall bearded iris australia with unusual colouring

A new seedling flowering for the first time.  Tall bearded iris with Unusual colouring. Would anyone like to try for a description?
Or, what do you think we should call it?

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First Tall Bearded iris of the season

Our first Tall Bearded iris of the season. This unusually coloured seedling has always flowered around my Mum’s birthday in September. This year it’s a week early. Does this suggest that our season will be an early one.
I’ve dubbed this one “Oyster Bay” because the falls are an oyster shade overlaid with a violet flush. The standards are a pale taupe shade,

 

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The white iris

We often have customers say that they have “the white iris”. For novice iris growers it can be hard to comprehend the number of different whites (or yellows or any colour for that matter). Just as a comparison pictured here are three whites from our patch. The first, just like last year is flowering right now and has been for a month; it’ll produce more blooms in spring. It has a lovely large flower with a splash of gold around gold beards. The middle one is the trusty old white flag iris with its much smaller plain flower. The flags usually bloom late winter to early spring for us. The third example is “Jay Cee Tee”, an exquisite ruffled, pure white. The last picture is “Skating Party”.This one is slightly ruffled and has a pale yellow beard. Line them up and you start to see the differences.

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It’s always a lovely surprise to find Tall Bearded Irises in bloom

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It’s always a lovely surprise to find Tall Bearded Irises in bloom as we wander around the patch in Winter. These two are open now – both are our seedlings. One a gold and honey colour, the other a stunning black. There is a white that has four stalks and buds that are very close to opening.

Lovely surprise to find Tall Bearded Irises

It’s always a lovely surprise to find Tall Bearded Irises in bloom as we wander around the patch in Winter. These two are open now – both are our seedlings. One a gold and honey colour, the other a stunning black. There is a white that has four stalks and buds that are very close to opening.pic5pic6

Pacific Coast Irises

Shade irises (Pacific Coast Irises) available

Halcyon Steppe will have shade irises (Pacific Coast Irises) available this market only at $7 each or 7 different ones for $25. We will also have ready to plant, sprouting garlic for sale. Daylilies and Water Irises will also be available.

 

 

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