When the first round of blooms hit north Texas, iris are the featured artist! They are big, beautiful and fleeting. Photos don't capture the collection of Summers Cottage ruffled and antique varieties. This garden guru may be retired, but gardening is a full time job . . . and a labor of love.
Our home owner shared her beautiful bulbs with us except the peach & apricot varieties. She couldn't let those leave the garden. These are vintage types that are rarer and often will not propagate as newer varieties do. She is a true steward of her garden's vintage legacy.
We couldn't stop staring at the beauty. It was hard to leave. But with our arms full of samples we entered the car to drive home. The dirt caked bulbs smelled rich of recent rains. How lucky we are to experience that "blooming" moment & recapture garden memories from our childhoods.
To start your own iris garden;
Holland Bulb Farms
Argyle Acres Iris Farm
Don't miss McKinney Garden & Home Tour June 9th
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