Saturday, March 29, 2008

Iris danfordiae

Another of the early spring iris types. This one springs up seemingly overnight and is much brighter yellow than this image would let on. Like the one I put up yesterday, this one is only about 4 inches tall. The blooms don't last for all that many days and can be damaged by heavy rain or a freeze, but they are just so cheery. I just wish Hank had planted them closer to the house, rather than at the far end of the garden around a pond. Not that they don't look nice there, but it's a long walk. There's something about being able to see things from the kitchen window that is just so nice. Something to take your mind off washing dishes and such. We now have 2 different daffodils blooming, the Tete-a-Tete and Rijnveld's Early Sensation. The February Gold should be out any day. We have had years when they actually bloomed in February, but most years it's more likely to be the beginning of April before they come up. Peonies are starting to show their deep red tips and daylilies are beginning to green up and grow. Spring is certainly slow this year, but making progress.

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