Knockout Blooms: Iris Ensata
Photos and text by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
One question we get asked a lot here at the Garden is, “What’s in bloom?” We don’t want you to miss any of your favorite blooms, so we are constantly updating our Twitter feed, Instagram, Facebook page and of course our blog.
But did you know that we also have a slideshow of highlights of blooms by month? This is a great resource if you are planning an event or a wedding at the Garden and wonder what might be in bloom at a particular time. The truth is, it can change from year to year. For example, this year, the Iris ensata have been later than typical due to a cooler spring. The daylilies, on the other hand, are running a bit behind. In fact, this weekend is the Richmond Area Daylily Society Show and Sale hosted here at the Garden, even though daylilies are just starting to bloom.
Mother Nature can be fickle.
Circling back around…..This week the Iris ensata are at their peak. We’ve got so many different cultivars, I couldn’t capture them all, but here’s a sampling. You’ll want to see these beauties in person though, the photography just can’t do them justice.