Friday, March 6, 2015

Bearded Iris ~ purple and white

Bearded iris ~ purple and white
(unknown variety)
colored pencil on hot pressed watercolor paper
Framed size ~ 16" x 20"

This particular iris is a special plant given to me by my late mother-in-law. Martha was quite a gardener. Her beds always put me to shame as we were neighbors for quite a few years. ;) But we always had gardening in common and I treasured that relationship. She had given me starts of this beautiful iris to add to my own garden collection. I loved the striking contrast between the white top and deep purple falls.

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