My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile


Iris - Bombay Sapphire - Imekatigigta...say what?

This post 'Iris - Bombay Sapphire - Imekatigigta...say what?'was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog
 Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden  -  ABC Wednesday and the letter is I

I is for IRIS

I got these wonderful photos from Hugh Stout Jr. at the Stout Gardens at Dancingtree
Hugh and Jennifer Stout have been growing, showing and hybridizing both daylilies and iris for over ten years. Hugh is both an exhibition/garden judge with the American Iris Society as  well as a garden judge for the American Hemerocallis Society. He is also past president of the Oklahoma Horticultural Society and Oklahoma Iris Society.

Iris 'Bonjour' - Photo H. Stout at Dancingtree

Iris 'Zekie' -  Photo: H.Stout at Dancingtree

Iris 'Be my Baby' - Photo: H.Stout at Dancingtree

White Iris growing in my garden.

Peekaboo Zedu - Foto: Mr. Hugh Stout Jr. at Dancingtree

and at last to Bombay why is it here among all the lovely Irises?

Well, I read this:

The Irises got these aromatic rhizomes...

"Rhizomes of the German Iris (I. germanica) and Sweet Iris (I. pallida) are traded as orris root and are used in perfume and medicine, though more common in ancient times than today. Today Iris essential oil (absolute) from flowers are sometimes used in aromatherapy as sedative medicines. The dried rhizomes are also given whole to babies to help in teething. Gin brands such as Bombay Sapphire use orris root and sometimes iris flowers for flavour and colour." wikipedia

Cheers! or

I  is for Imekatigigta...

this is how they say cheers in Greenland.

Don't be a stranger my friend - Do write something!

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lisa said...

Wow Tyra , vilka darlingar ! Den där Peekaboo får snålvattnet att rinna.
Intressant fakta du hittat också.
Ha en skön vecka !
Lisa/Lisas trädgård

Anna said...

What beautiful irises Tyra :)

LindaLunda said...


Roger Owen Green said...

beauty AND a language lesson to boot.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jama said...

The colours of the beautiful Iris are so gorgeous.

Jingle said...

love the shots of iris.
colorful and beautiful..

your take on I is thoughtful.

Hazel said...

Imekatigigta - I actually said that out loud, lol! What beautiful flowers you have going on! They all took my breath away. Thanks a lot.

Diana (Di) said...

What a beautiful array of Iris, Tyra. I especially love that last one.

Tumblewords: said...

Spectacular! I LOVE 'Iris, be my baby'. That may be my favorite flower photo of all time... ;)

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty and Interesting!

Please come and see my ABC Wednesday post, thanks!

Wanda said...

I'm amazed at the variety of iris. I posted a pure white one, but your white one with the tiger strips is outstanding.

shopannies said...

beautiful I love bearded iris the best

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Oh how absolutely exquisite! Thank you.


Carolyn said...

Hi Tyra,
I love bearded iris!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog yesterday.
I love your greenhouse and will enjoy a look around your lovely blog.
it is nice to meet another gardener!


Entangled said...

And here I thought gin was only ever flavored with juniper. Learn something new every day!

joey said...

Totally lovely ... beautiful parade of iris, Tyra.

Helens trädgård said...

Hej Tyra!
Wow, vilka enormt vackra Irisar du har!
Det var flera jag mer än gärna skulle önska till min trädgård :=)
Trevlig helg!

Cecilia said...

Hej Tyra!

Så underbara irisar! 'Bonjour' och 'Be may baby' fick jag riktigt sug efter. Jag gillar skäggiga irisar bäst, tycker de har lite extra karaktär.

Ha en fin vårkväll!


Claus Dalby said...

Kære Tyra - pragtfulde iris og utroligt smukt og stemningsskabende forårsfoto af dit drivhus. Håber, at du fik min besked forleden på min blog angående dueslag.

Klem fra Claus

TYRA said...

Tack Claus det fick jag. Nu skall vi se om det blir något...