Friday, June 1, 2012


The TALL BEARDED IRIS season here in Northern Utah is drawing to a close.  I only have 2 more iris left to bloom.  Out of 189 iris, I had 60 that didn't bloom this year.  Although that's disappointing, I, on the other hand, had 129 that did!  Many of the non-bloomers were first-year iris.  I've read where there is a 60% chance that a first year iris may not bloom; I have been fortunate--most of mine have bloomed in their first year.  We also had a freezing cold snap early spring--coupled with an extra arid winter and spring--it has affected the plants--tulips, daffodils, iris, and also lupines weren't as prolific as usual.  However, the various color-coded beds still had a lot of color, and I can't complain too much.  Here's a look at some of the iris this season:

Skating Party

Master Touch

Poem of Ecstasy

Dusky Challenger


Out of the Blues

Winning Edge

Fancy Stuff

Fabulous One

Elegant Impressions

Silver Years

Glowing Smile

Global Crossing

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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