Sunday, May 31, 2020

Iris pallida 'Variegata' - Sweet Iris

Iris pallida 'Variegata' 31 May 2020

This past Friday and Saturday we opened our garden for the Vancouver Rose Society. I thought I had told the concerned authorities that I wanted the opening to be Saturday and Sunday but I gave them the Friday and Saturday calendar dates. This was a good thing.

Because we have always had our open gardens on weekends, today Sunday feels like Monday. So it seems we have gained a day out of the blue.

28 May 2020

Because the open garden is over I dared cut this Iris pallida ‘Variegata’ to scan.
I have previously written about the connection between the iris and my Argentine Aunt Iris (she who made the best devilled ham) here.

Rosemary, my plant snob wife, does not like bearded iris. The fact that this one is bearded does not trouble her all that much as the variegation makes it less of an “ordinary” plant.

Social media is full of people getting really close to plants and flowers with their macro lenses. I believe that this method does not work for me. I want to see the plant in all its complete glory. A further example is the idea of taking photographs of trees that somehow crop their tops. It does not do justice to them (my opinion). This is why the last picture of the iris here is my way of showing the futility of such photography.