Around the first week of May, many gardens in Tennessee come alive with showy flowers having a variety of colors and intricate details. The greatly anticipated iris season only lasts a few weeks. Though the life of the blooms are short-lived, the beauty and smell of the flowers linger in the mind until the next iris season rolls around.
On the first weekend in May, a town near us hosts an Iris Festival flower show. This year, as always, we saw a number of beautiful varieties.
“There’s a picture there that lives in memory when it’s Iris time in Tennessee” ~Willa Waid Newman
6 thoughts on “Iris time”
The variety of colors is amazing. I never knew they came in anything but dark purple which is what we had in our yard years ago.
I saw some new ones this year that I had never seen before. I look forward to it each year.
I like what you posted – we just have the “Plain Jane” purple around here.
Gorgeous flower captures, stunning details!
Thank you, Donna! I hope I did them justice. 🙂