23 May 2016

Iris Garden Abstract impressionist painting by Marion Hedger

Iris Corner Abstract
Oil on Gallery Wrapped canvas
6"x8"

I look forward to spring as my garden awakes from its winter slumbers. Living in the South of France, I have lots of irises - that emblematic flower of Provence. One type was here when we moved into the house about 10 years ago. They have thin stems, stand about 3' tall and have pale flowers. Individually they are not as showy as the other varieties but when planted on mass the garden is covered in purple. Add to that the blue Ceanothus in the background -  Just wonderful to see.

Here's a pic from a few years ago when I transplanted some under our Magnolia. They are prolific and now they cover the whole area.