Monday, May 17, 2010

Iris Spring Forth

According to Wikipedia, the genus Iris has over 260 species and takes its name from the Greek word rainbow. In my garden I have at least 30 different colors and varieties. Iris is easily one of my very favorite plants due to their seemingly infinite varieties and colors. Their foliage adds great structure to the garden and their hardiness makes them a must have. If you plant shallow and don’t keep them saturated or in constant shade Iris will serve you well. Unless you are looking for something special, I would take a look at what your friends have. They will most likely be willing to share. I myself have on occasion asked a stranger if they would be willing to spare just a corm or two