Tag Archives: Japanese variegated iris

Season changes

  I’m not certain of the identity of this butterfly.  I thought perhaps it was a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.    I’m really not certain, although it sure liked my dwarf crab-apple tree.  It came back day after day…..I’m thinking it was the same one. I know we don’t want to think about it but […]

Fall & Winter Care of Hardy Bog/Marginal Plants

Once your hardy marginal plants begin to brown, usually after the first hard frost, prune back excess foliage and discard any decaying material, so it does not compromise the water quality over the winter months.  Potted bog plants such as Pickerel, Thalia Dealbata, and Japanese Variegated Iris should be placed at a sufficient depth to […]

Seasonal Care for Iris

All irises will perform well if they are given at least six hours of sunlight.  Most irises will not flower if the sunlight drops to less than four hours a day.  If you do plant an iris in a partially shaded area of your pond the best sunlight is that of the morning rather than […]

Water iris

Water Iris create a natural look to your pond and provide brilliant colors in the spring.  They usually bloom between May and July depending upon cultivator and climate.   Different varieties bloom at different times.  There are certain cultivator that even re-bloom again in the fall if in a climate they like.  Irises come in every […]