Superstition Iris Garden Visit 2017
Many of you that follow me on Instagram or Facebook know that I went back for another visit to Superstition Iris Gardens. Click on their name and it will take you to their Facebook Page. An iris garden visit is a must each spring for me.
These iris garden visits are a visual treat. I will posted a link to a video on my Facebook page at the bottom of this post to give you a panorama of the fields.
I did not do justice with the photos. The wind was blowing in gusts and the iris were bobbing about. The bright sun was also casting such deep shadows that it disguised some of the color contrasts that made a particular Iris just gorgeous.
I wanted to share a few of the ones that I did order from this iris garden visit.
I made sure to put the names on each photo so if you wanted to put these on your wishlist or try to order some for yourself you would know them.
My iris loving friend that accompanied me has a massive iris collection and with the rain this year in California it nearly was wiped out.
Now when I say massive, last year she most likely bought 50 rhizomes to plant, she already had hundreds. What is so depressing is the same varieties that she already owned may have been discontinued and not easily replaced. I can understand her deep disappointment in the losses.
When she took me through her iris garden it was so sad and I could tell it depressed her immensely. But she is a trooper and decided to just start again. She will salvage what she can and have fun adding to it.
The iris in my garden have fared well so far, I am a full couple of months behind her in bloom time because of the difference in elevation. Also I sit on a hill and the water did not stand in my garden, it runs right off.
I shared my visit from last year as well, that is located HERE if you wish to see some better photos of gorgeous Iris.
As I walked through I tried to think of what iris I already have, I wanted some colors that were vastly different. With iris some can be very similar, maybe a bit of color shift or depth of color.
One thing I need to say about Superstition Iris gardens is they take great pride in their selections. When they ship out your order you get the biggest, healthiest rhizomes you can imagine. They are smaller growers than some but they hybridize as well so you can find iris here you won’t find anywhere else.
Some of the new ones in their new release beds are outstanding.
I am not in anyway affiliated with Superstition Iris Gardens but I am always impressed with the quality, selection and price of their iris. They have loyal customers that return yearly and buy up as many as they can afford.