The irises are the bearded hybrid variety and they don’t stop blooming. The colour combination is particularly striking too.
If you click the picture you will be able to see a bigger photo which will give you a much better idea of the impact of the contrasting colours.
I wrote in a post some time ago that my irises were being decapitated by birds. And that has continued for a few years in succession.
Fortunately, this year there seems to have been no such massacre of my flowers.
I can only put it down to the good rains we had and also I have watered abundantly with an irrigation system.
There were so many flowers and roses this season that the birds didn’t need to forage for food among my irises.
Though I do have to admit that right in the beginning of the season when the irises first appeared, I covered the large prize blooms with plastic sandwich bags. And as I lifted the bags the huge flowers unfolded before my eyes.
It was quite an experience to watch – like those slow motion movies that show the unfurling of flowers except that this was in real time!
Striking Colour combinations in the Garden
I love using unconventional colour combinations in the garden and this one of deep blue, yellow and orange has been very successful and striking. It creates quite a focal point in the landscape.
On the other hand I also like the gentler combinations of pink and orange.
To achieve this I have massed floribunda roses such as Deloitte and Touche together with Amarula Profusion. Really lovely!