Thursday, October 21, 2010

Irises in the Fall?

Ok, this is a new one for me.  I took this photo of these Fall blooming irises - actually re-bloomers I figured out after a little googling - at a neighbors' house a few streets over.  I've never seen them around here, and frankly, I'm not sure how I feel about them. Seeing this periwinkle hued iris in the Fall is kind of like seeing Christmas stuff in the stores in July...unsettling, unwelcome, and well, just plain wrong.  I admit though, when I first saw them they did give my blue flower starved heart a happy jolt, but then I got that feeling of "what are you doing here?". I'm just going to let my beloved irises continue their long nap so when they pop their new green tips up next March in our first warm spell, I'll know Spring is really on the way back to New England.


  1. encore azaleas always unnerve me just a little bit, too. seems like time for mums and asters and colored leaves, not spring blooming plants!

  2. I was surprised to see a lone white Iris at a house near my neighborhood recently as well! I enjoyed the unexpected sight even as the Maple leaves are turning brighter shades of red....

  3. Thanks Daricia and Chris for stopping by! Encore azaleas would unnerve me, too. And I love fall colors, so the blue or white iris just feels strange.