Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Walking Irises

A couple of pretty irises from my garden for you today. 
These ones are called 'walking irises' because of the way they propagate themselves.  A plantlet is formed at the tip of the flower stalk, it bends to the ground and takes root. This new plant then repeats the process. Thus, giving the illusion of walking or moving about as it spreads.
They fill up a garden bed quickly.
A nice addition for any cottage garden.
Cheerio for now, I'm off to do some stitching....

Sandi x

8 comments:

greenthumb said...

So pretty, I'm going to look out for them, they would look good in our garden.

Suzie said...

They are SO beautiful!What a wonderful cottage garden you have.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ooh pretty mini triffids :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Sandi...thanks for coming over and entering my giveaway...haha yes lately it seems never a dull moment around here!

How beautiful is this post...Happy Stitching!

Naturally Carol said...

Divine! I'm taken by the frilly edges of those petals and the delicate colours contrasting with the bold. Happy stitching!

Janice said...

What a nifty way of propogating. They are rather lovely. I'm sure the frosts here would be no good for them. LOL I'm intrigued with the join in the wire fencing. So simple and effective.

Teresa Connolly said...

Pretty flowers.

Linda D said...

How pretty! I've just been planting some iris bulbs in my little garden, hoping for a colourful display next year, but I suspect they're a completely different type from yours. I'd love to have flowers that go walkabout!