To gear up for fall planting and to get everyone excited, each week I’ll feature one of my favorite fall planted bulbs and it will become Holland Bulb Farm’s Bulb Bargain for that one day ONLY. They’ll also be featuring a unique shipping deal each week with the bargain, so it’s the perfect opportunity to scoop up a new bulb you’ve been wanting to plant. Keep checking back or sign up for their newsletter to be notified each week of the deal.


Mmmm blueberry bliss, sounds like an amazing dessert, but I will let my mind stop wondering now, as it is not a yummy dessert but rather a stunning true blue bearded iris.   If you are looking for a true blue flower in your garden, the Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris is a MUST have! The young flowers are a deep and sultry blue, as the flowers open and age each season they turn into a deep violety blue color.  This vigorous blue bearded iris stands tall on 36” stems, and holds up even in rainy and windy conditions (trust us, we know from our trip to rainy Oregon).

Allow me to borrow a moment of your time… for a relaxing daydream garden scene that should ensure a calm and happy feeling as you are swept away with this planting combination.  Imagine, that warm early June evening when the sweet smell of summer is in the air, relaxing in the garden with an explosion of late spring blooms, in calm relaxing tones of blues and whites.  To attain this feeling in your late spring  garden plant 5 Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris, 7 White Giant Allium, 5 Tall Cool One Bearded Iris, 5 Porcelain Angel Bearded Iris, 1 Plena Rosa Peony and 1 Perry’s White Oriental Poppy for a late spring cool and calming garden. Plant the 7 White Giant Allium in the back of the bed, flank one side with the Perry’s White Oriental Poppy, and the other side with the Plena Rosa Peony. In between the Poppy and the Peony, plant the 3 types of Bearded Iris in groupings of 5. See the general diagram below: