It was so overwhelming, I didn’t know where to start. It was my equivalent of a candy store. Where to look first?
Our garden club was visiting Ted Baker’s garden on Saltspring Island. He likes iris. A lot.
Inside the Iris Societies BC & Canada, he’s a celebrity. He was instrumental in bringing the 2011 American Iris Society national convention to Vancouver Island. What a treat to explore his garden!
Who knew there were so many variations of iris? It was a kaleidoscope of exotic blooms & colours. With names for each plant, it was an enthusiast’s dream.
It’s too much to try to show you everything.
“Focus – Focus!” I thought to myself, entering Ted’s main iris field. I decided to concentrate on a single theme.
Yellow. I like Yellow, it’s a happy colour. So, get ready, here’s only a ‘Baker’s dozen’ of Ted’s 250+ bearded iris. See if you think the name matches the flower.
The morning visit to Ted’s garden was fun. It certainly proved there was more to iris than those delightful purples that still grow (un-tended) in Mom”s & Grandma’s gardens. Which do you grow in your garden?
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