Saturday, February 08, 2014

Mini Iris: A New Beginning Amid the Spoils of Winter

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After the deep freeze of early December, followed by a mild and sunny January, February has begun its watch with rain.  Rain, rain and more rain.  Rain that is much needed to parched California.  And along with this shift in weather pattern, peeking from the brown and dried vestiges of last summer's flowers, come my adorable, always surprising, 6-inch tall mini irises.

What a pleasure.

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Mimi Johns said...

What a pleasure it must be to live in a climate that offers flowers in February. I wish I could package up our snow banks and send them to my friends in California.

Beautiful, Christine. Happy to see it.

Farmgirl Susan said...

Hi Christine,
They're beautiful! I love that they're so tiny. What a nice surprise to see your post in my inbox. Wishing you well. xo

Christine said...

It is indeed, Mimi. I've got red Rhododendrons and pink camellias blooming side by side right now with deep blue muscari (grape hyacinth) peeping out underneath. This is how I get through the gray winter.

Christine said...

Hi Susan! So good to hear from you. Yeah, one of these days I may write a post touching on my lack of keeping up with my blogs. I'm not quite ready to jump into that pool yet, though. Thanks for being you!