Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Photo

Here's what's happening out in the garden this week:

I love the early irises. Many of the later irises I could do without, but this little patch requires nothing of me and offers these beautiful, early season (we don't even have daffodils yet) blooms. I love how they bring colour to the otherwise brown and grey landscape of the back gardens.


Nan said...

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and taking the time to write. I'll be spending more time here! And I'm going to visit the book blog soon. About the iris - how tall are they? I don't think I've ever seen early, small irises. Mine are the same colo(u)r :<) but are maybe 18 inches tall, and come in June!

kiirstin said...

The iris are about ... six inches tall, I think? Very small. The leaves continue to grow after the flowers are done and I seem to recall that they get to be around ten inches max. They are called "Dutch iris" by the nursery I use (Veseys), but I can't find the species I have on their website right now -- they're a bulb, planted in the fall, so I guess they aren't available for order right now.