The Maple Garden is currently being graced by irises of red. Iris nelsonii, which is a Louisianna iris known as Abbeville Red, has grown like nuts in my garden. It isn’t red red, but a wine red, fading to pinky red as the flowers age.

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Iris nelsonii

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These spiders seem to have found their happy place.
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When the Iris nelsonii had just started flowering. There are a lot more flowers out now.
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This photo was taken 11 months ago after the great planting. The irises are at the back on the left.
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Yup, things grow like nuts here! I haven’t fed them or done anything to the soil in this bed. The soil is very good.

I will have to take a photo of the whole Maple Garden, but in the mean time, here are some plants from the other end of the bed.

 

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Festuca actae, Festuca glauca, Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’, Heuchera americana ‘Green Spice’ and Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispata’.

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