Tuesday, 22 April 2008


These irises were hard to photograph in the wind today. These are in our garden, but growing wild when we found them in the undergrowth and they're coming out all along the roadsides and by the side of the vineyards now too. The purple ones seem to come first, following by the white-flowered ones. They must have been planted at the edges of the vineyards, but they seem to naturalise and spread and enjoy the dry climate.

1 comment:

Gabian said...

Having learned something from going on a 'ballade vigneron' last week (my French must be improving) apparently the irises are planted deliberately to maintain the soil especially on banks and are very good at their job and in spreading themselves... as well as looking very jolly whilst they are at it.
Great photos.