Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As I was preparing this episode I realized that this prompt for today is (again) on Japanese Iris, earlier we had Rabbit Ear Iris and today we have Shoobu (Japanese Iris) I hope you all do not mind that. It's a wonderful flower and I think there are enough possibilities to compose and share haiku on Japanese Iris.
The (Hana) shoobu grows in the wet land and is the most extensively cultivated variety in Japanese gardens. According to the place where it was cultivated, it is classified into the Edo (Tokyo), Higo (Kumamoto Prefecture), Ise (Mie Prefecture), American (U.S.A.) and other series. It is extensively grown in gardens throughout the temperate zones. Several cultivars have been selected, of which 'Rose Queen' and 'Variegata' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
|Credits: Shoobu (Japanese Iris)|
as far as I can see
a sea of Irises
waving in the Summer breeze
a rainbow garden
!! The Linking Widget for Shoobu (Japanese Iris) will open at 8:00 PM (CET) today!!