It’s going to be another floral post again today. Very unlike me, I know. But this flower is rather special, because despite its brilliant colours it has such a weird shape. And I love unconventional, weirdly shaped flowers.
Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO200 | f/6.3 | 1/125 |
These are Irises. They don’t even belong to me. These flowers are my neighbour’s flowers. My across the road neighbour is this lovely old lady who really loves gardening. She has been giving Hubby and me some good advice with regards to our garden, she’s very knowledgable, so we are always happy to listen and take her advice.
Look how special this flower is. On one stem you can see three big flowers on top of each other. Some of its petals are down like normal flowers where the rest stays up, covering the middle part.
Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO200 | f/6.3 | 1/60 |
This is the middle part that some of the petals cover. Mrs R said its the flower’s male part, I hope I did not hear it wrong, and no, there is no flower with a female part. I asked.
So apparently, I also have Iris in my front yard. The colour is also purple, but the details are so much different from the ones Mrs R has in her garden (see below).
Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO200 | f/5.6 | 1/100 |
Mrs R said when March comes and when the flowers ‘hibernate’ (forgive me for the choice of words as I totally forgot what the term is), we are going to swap some Irises, so we can enjoy some wide variety of colours of Irises next spring in both our gardens. She has another one of dark burgundy, so I said yes. After we agreed to do this in March, I went back home. Who knows that gardening is a social activity?