The Siberian Irises at Longwood Gardens!
Just a few short steps from Longwood Garden’s “Color Walk” is of my favorite places to photograph Irises. The sunken garden is actually officially titled the “Peony Garden.”
Just after the Peonys bloom the area comes alive with thousand of Siberian Irises which flank the central sundial of this, ‘side’ garden. I have yet to see the Peonys. I guess there is always next year!
Like many gardens around the Country, Longwood has dozens of garden areas that can easily be missed in a single visit.
But boy is it worth the trip! The coloring of the area is perfect. Between the white gravel path, the stark purple of the irises and the varying shades of green that abound in this enclosed little garden world there is an endless amount to photograph and enjoy.
There are benches for those wish to take in the entire row of blooms. Most I encountered, however were hovering over the irises with camera’s in hand.
I’m pretty sure this was the shot everyone appeared to be getting…
I was spending my time getting up close and personal. After all how often do you meet a perfect Iris?
The garden is a perfect paradise for those who just love color. In shade or sun, up close or far away, this Iris garden brings a new experience in color clarity. It’s so great to see that no matter how many times I visit Longwood, there is always something entirely new each and every visit!
For more information on Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org
Do you know of a lovely garden spot for The Photo Garden Bee to visit? Just email me or stop by my Suggest a Garden Page!
Britt : )
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