From Monet's Garden at the New York Botanical Garden: Delphiniums, foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, peonies, tulips, a sensuous abundance of flowers, colors, fragrances.

From Monet's Garden at the New York Botanical Garden: Delphiniums, foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, peonies, tulips, a sensuous abundance of flowers, colors, fragrances.

Sad girl profile.

Sad girl profile.

Rio Rojo Tall Bearded Iris

Rio Rojo Tall Bearded Iris

Tall Bearded Iris 'Art Show' (Iris germanica). Lovely colour/Pia

Tall Bearded Iris 'Art Show' (Iris germanica). Lovely colour/Pia

Iris 'Sable Night'. The perfect purple iris.

Iris 'Sable Night'. The perfect purple iris.

For the more formal look, 3 containers planted with the same plants.  Very pretty!

For the more formal look, 3 containers planted with the same plants. Very pretty!

'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta): some of the foliage and the stems are purple. It's a siberian iris, so no beard. Flower is also purple. Tubers on eBay.

'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta): some of the foliage and the stems are purple. It's a siberian iris, so no beard. Flower is also purple. Tubers on eBay.

Ideal Companions for Your Bearded Iris Beds: Add additional plants to existing iris bed.

Ideal Companions for Your Bearded Iris Beds

Ideal Companions for Your Bearded Iris Beds: Add additional plants to existing iris bed.

Purple Iris Beds.  If you like this garden, read our article on getting more iris blooms in your own garden at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=1150

Purple Iris Beds. If you like this garden, read our article on getting more iris blooms in your own garden at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=1150

Allium Gladiator with iris...when I was a little girl, my grandmother had purple and white iris like these.  Their name was Wabash, and I really need to find some like these.  Sweet memories of walking with her along the terrace row with the Flower Grower magazine...

Allium Gladiator with iris...when I was a little girl, my grandmother had purple and white iris like these. Their name was Wabash, and I really need to find some like these. Sweet memories of walking with her along the terrace row with the Flower Grower magazine...

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