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Monday, April 29, 2013

Head Turning Beauties: Iris and Kale

A seriously lovely duo....Need I say more?

Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.


  1. Love the tint of that iris.

  2. After letting my kale bolt earlier this spring, I'm with you. I think the flowers are fabulous, and 9 out of 10 pollinators around here agree! Your Iris is lovely too, I really like the pale purple.

  3. Great combo! Why is it I never remember kale until it is too late to add it to the garden?

  4. Someone once told me to cut the kale flowers off so the plant would last longer. I am glad I ignored their advice.

  5. Beautiful combination. I love kale blooms. (Pollinators seem to love them too!)

  6. Yes, great combo. My Irises are not open yet! Guess they need to be in more sun.?.?


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