Chivalry in the Garden … the Irises of early Summer.

The iris flower is known to be a symbol if chivalry (as well as other honourable characteristics) and the familiar French “Fleur de lys” is in fact an iris, not a lily.  We have many irises flourishing in the Garden and they are all in full bloom this week.

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Bright yellow bearded irises blooming by a stone wall and not so bright yellow around the sundial (appropriate for a not so sunny week!)

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The rock garden by the Ranger Cabin has a nice mix of white and purple,

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and look at what is blooming in the rock garden at the base of the Tower!

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The Siberian Irises are dark blue,

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and in the pond we have both yellow and blue flag irises.

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