In a Vase on Monday: Surprise!

Can you imagine my surprise at discovering an ‘Immortality’ iris in bloom here at the beginning of August? One of the great joys in gardening is finding a surprise, and this is a joyous one.

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‘Immortality’ is one of my favorite irises, and I expect it to rebloom in the fall. However, it has never done so as early as August. I just had to share it in our Vase this Monday. Oh, and yes, there is another one showing buds.

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Our thanks again to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for suggesting this meme. Please join her and others who are sharing what is growing in their gardens in a vase this 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 has been 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 seven of his eight grandchildren.
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12 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Surprise!

  1. Such a pretty iris; no wonder it’s a favorite. And the simple presentation really lets it shine!

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  2. I must rush out and see if anything as wonderful is happening in my garden.

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  3. Oh, that is lovely, and so pristine. Looks like you picked it at just the right moment! Glad you have more coming!

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  4. FlowerAlley says:

    Mine is too. Wow!

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  5. bittster says:

    What a pure white flower, so elegant in the vase.
    Sometimes plants do weird things after a hot dry spell, the return of rain and more civilized temperatures makes them think of spring!

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  6. pbmgarden says:

    So lovely. Amazing timing.

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