In a Vase on Monday: Irises

The bearded iris and the siberians are coming into flower in my garden this week. My Arranger selected three of the pale lavender and white ones for this week’s vase. The name tag was lost in the move some years ago, so trusting my memory leaves me still searching for the identification.


I don’t care because this iris is a favorite and has been a reliable rebloomer over the years. Even when its last blossom fades in a few weeks, I still have them to look forward to in the fall. The vase is a Japanese 7″ Kenzan Flower Arranger.

Let me suggest that you visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who has invited her readers to bring in something from the garden each week and showcase it in a vase each Monday.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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20 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Irises

  1. Beautiful and fresh!


  2. Christina says:

    Beautiful, irises suit a Japanese style arrangement.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    Works perfectly. That is a beautiful and delicate iris.


  4. Cathy says:

    A beautiful choice of iris and a very lovely arrangement too!


  5. Beautiful iris and the Arranger has outdone themselves…


  6. Wonderful shade of violet on those irises.


  7. Julie says:

    Just love your iris John & what a great way to display them. I have never come across re blooming iris before – mine just flower in June.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thank you, Julie. We now have available a very large selection of rebloomers, They don’t seem to bloom quite as much in the fall (at least in my garden), but having any iris in bloom in November is a plus.


  8. bittster says:

    Beautiful shades of blue and a perfectly balanced arrangement. Nice!

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  9. How beautiful! An Iris by any name still smells sweetly 😉 Love the Arranger’s artistry this week. So simple and elegant. Our first Irises are coming into bloom now, too, which delights me beyond measure. I’ve loved Irises since childhood when my parents grew them so wonderfully. Hope you’re well- WG

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  10. John, I deal with a dedicated grower of re-blooming Iris in the Richmond area by the name of John Lockatelle. I’m sending you a page from his site, which shows a 2008 introduction which looks similiar to yours. Thought you might enjoy the site even if it doesn’t give you the cultivar of your particular plant. Best wishes, Elizabeth


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth. I checked the page you sent and mine does look line one of Lockatelle’s, But I am sure it is not the name of mine, which I’m confident I would recognize. Thanks for the reference. I will file it away for future reference.

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      • There are so many cultivar names for similiar looking Iris, I knew it was a long shot, John. Thought you would enjoy Mike’s site, however. I grow a number of his Iris here with very good results. He is a master gardener who speaks frequently in Virginia, and he often shows up at our local Farmer’s Market. Good luck in finding the name of your Iris 🙂 E


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