In the Garden #16 – Bearded Iris

We’ve made several trips to Eltham Palace House and Gardens in London, and each time we’ve visited we the florals in the gardens are so captivating. This photograph of a bearded iris was shot way back in 2014 just as we were going from Spring into Summer.

A photograph of a bearded iris photographed at Eltham Palace Gardens in London.
I still remember how the sunlight shone on the petals, creating a perfect contrast to the dark purple hue. The bearded iris is a unique flower, known for its fuzzy, hairy appearance on the lower petals, which is why it’s called bearded.

Bearded iris comes in many shades and colors, from white to peach, pink, yellow, blue, and purple, so you can choose the one that suits your garden’s style. They make a stunning addition to any flower bed or border. Bearded iris needs full sun and well-drained soil to thrive, so make sure to plant them accordingly.

Once established, bearded iris is a low maintenance plant, although you can prolong their bloom by deadheading spent flowers. Plus, they multiply quickly, so you’ll have more of them in your garden year after year!

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an eye-catching and low-maintenance flower for your garden, bearded iris is a perfect choice. They are easy to grow, vibrant, and come in many stunning colors. Plus, just like in Eltham Palace House and Gardens, they can add a touch of elegance and beauty to any landscape.

Posted as Part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Wanna join in on this fortnightly challenge …..

This is a simple fortnightly challenge, post an image taken In the Garden. Your image doesn’t have to be floral it could be a statue, garden wall, anything that you find in a garden be it your own garden, a friend’s garden or even a formal garden. Tag your image IntheGarden and create a pingback to the post or comment below.


19 responses to “In the Garden #16 – Bearded Iris”

  1. Your photo shows the beauty of the iris, Bren. I love irises and one of my favorite photos is of an iris in very similar light. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    1. Thank you so much xx


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  3. That is a big wow of a photo Bren ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I love this color.

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    1. Me too… it is a pretty mauve …

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      1. My favorite color.

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  5. A beautiful shot of a fabulous flower.

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  6. That’s a stunning flower, beautifully photographed by you as always ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thank you Sarah xx

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  7. I absolutely love irises. I think these purple ones are my favourite flower.

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    1. Thank you…it is a beautiful shade!


  8. Gorgeous photo Bren ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Elegant flower. Elegant photography. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โœจ

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