Yupper IrisMA 'Black Lightning' is on my MUST HAVE list. I'm now thinkin that an Iris bed is about to happen in my garden. Iris and asiatic lilies maybe? Iris and ... somethingsomethings Going back to check out the companion threads...
Moving a post over here. Let's all welcome Claudette:
ccarnes wrote:Hello everyone! My name is Claudette. I live in West Texas (the desert southwest) and like yourselves, iris are my passion. I have around two hundred varieties (mostly tall bearded)...... I have really enjoyed reading your posts, I'm thirsty for new info. & ideas........
Look forward to meeting all of you!
There's a TB co op going on that mamajack is doing. A really long list of varieties available from an elderly home grower needing to lessen the maintenance load.
Dnut, I think beardeds and Asiatic Lilies make a great combo, although I have to curb my inclination to put them too close together- I can tell ya first hand, untangling rhizomes from a clump of Lilies is challenging! I pretend like I'm planting shrubs when I'm spacing them now, and those kind of dimensions are in keeping with the kind of presence they have in the garden. I'd suggest tossing in some spring bulbs, a few OT Lilies, and something for fall, and your "Iris garden" can be colorful all season. Geez, I'm such a plant pig, it's no wonder I over crowd, LOL.
Hi Claudette! Looking forward to learning more about your garden and the varieties you grow! This bunch can tell you everything (and more) you could want to know about Irises, or at the very least point you in the right direction. And around here, no matter how many Irises you have, they'll have ya yearning for 100s more!