Changes in the Garden
This year there was a lot of work to do, putting the garden back together after convention. Bed 16, which contains iris from the 1960s & 1970s, was lifted from the farm after a 2 year absence and put back by the entrance. Five beds (22, 23, 25, 26, 28) towards the end of the garden were renovated with historic iris from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Noting that visitors did not get to truly appreciate our median collection on the other side of the creekbed, we brought them over into the original garden. Now ‘Western Circles’ will herald the start of the season from its new spot at the very top of Bed 9.
Bed 13 has become an American Iris Society Display Bed, showcasing some of the favorites from the convention. And lastly, our beardless iris have been concentrated as distinct groups on the garden side of the creekbed. The collection includes Japanese, Siberian, Louisiana, and our new group of native iris.