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Blue Flags in the Morning

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Blue flag iris (Iris virginica)
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM

While getting the boat ready for the past several weeks, I’ve been watching these blue flag irises begin to emerge, just waiting for the right opportunity to take photos of them.  And here it is, in the soft early morning light, with nesting pairs of osprey crying in the background all around me, and the day slowly beginning to come to life.

12 thoughts on “Blue Flags in the Morning

  1. Elisa

    I moved a lot of mine last year so have them spread around half of the house. I bought purple years ago, and after 3 years of no blooms, they came up YELLOW, some of them bloom 3 times a year too. LOTS of them are just about ready to pop!

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Wow! From purple to yellow? That’s crazy!

      I told Cindy about your comment and she says the same thing happens to hydrangeas when the soil pH changes — so could that have happened in your case?

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  2. David

    The good kind of blue flags. 🙂

    My sister, at her house, has a variety of irises – blue, purple, yellow (more like a faded yellow). While she has a huge yard and rarely waters it, they’ve done well with little water over the years, solely depending upon rain and snow for moisture.

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