Remember my blog entry about my search for Iris rhizomes back in the early Spring. Well, I didn't find any Iris at the local nursery back then, but I did find an Iris grower on eBay with some beautiful Iris and excellent feedback. So I took a chance and ordered these Iris from The Appalachian Iris Garden. Here is a link to their Tn-Tigger eBay store where I purchased these lovelies. Cora, the owner, gave me permission to post their pictures here.
"Fondation Von Gogh"
"Night Hawks Dream"
Aren't these Iris photo's gorgeous! Hopefully mine will produce some beautiful blooms like this next year. The rhizomes arrived carefully packed this past week with a full instruction sheet on how to plant them. Time to plant, location, soil prep, depth etc.
They are the nicest Iris rhizomes I've seen! So healthy and look at the roots! I've spent the morning setting them into the Iris bed with a tablespoon of fertilizer down in each planting space to give them a good head start.
It looks a little sparse right now, but come spring it should be beautiful. I do think I need a few more though, don't you?