Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dwarf Iris

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I'm always surprised when I happen upon these dwarf iris, Iris reticulata, barely showing their heads above the pot they share with a large rose. They bloomed several days ago, Feb. 9th or 10th. Early, even for them. At roughly 4-inches tall, the blossoms are easily as big as the stems they grow on; a sweetly scented, lovely sign of the spring that's just around the corner.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful colour Christine, and I just found some hellebores hiding in the garden after you spoke about yours.

Christine said...

Thanks Anne. Unfortunately they didn't last long. The rain and the slugs pretty much destroyed them several days after this photo was taken. Good thing the image will go on.

Paz said...