There’s an interesting public garden in Alexandra, Central Otago. On my birthday visit of 31 October there were a nice variety of irises to look at. They have a collection of irises that have won an annual award in America and a sign that lists their names for each year and what colour they are. Nigel took the first photo below. New Zealand.

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Text and photos by Liz, except 1st photo by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. What fabulous, frilly irises! I always think they look extremely feminine – as if they’re dancing about in their best party dresses – celebrating your birthday of course! 🙂

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  2. Wow. These irises are spectacular, Liz. I have come to appreciate lots of different varieties of irises thanks to my friend Cindy Dyer, who has a large number of them in her garden.

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    1. They were tall, and with big petals. Real performers. I’ll be putting up pics soon that Nigel took of other irises near where we were staying. They were behind a fence, corralled if you like, which looked pretty funny 😀


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