Variegated Japanese Iris

Here are the clumps of variegated Iris Japonica which I've used to fill in some spaces between the old tree stumps in the Dog-Path Garden.

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Variegated Iris Japonica in 2002

I use the plain green Iris Japonica everywhere in the Moosey garden for mass plantings. Periodically I get sick of them looking scruffy and pull them all out. So far this is the only garden that the variegated variety lives in.

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Variegated Iris Japonica Just Planted

This picture was taken in the year 2000 when I first dug this area, as the Dog-Path garden expanded along the water race. The Variegated Japanese Irises have been a very successful planting, but the plants need grooming to stay looking good. I like the colours of the variegation - cream and sage green.