Tuesday, March 26, 2013

When Iris Eyes Are Smiling...

This iris is the first one to bloom this year. It is hardly Irish, but the pun worked for me for St. Patrick's Day, when I had originally planned to publish this.

We are limited in Florida to growing but a few irises. The name of this one is Miss Saigon and I bought the bulbs at Walmart in a plastic mesh bag. These sat on a shelf for a year or more before I got around to putting them in the ground. They are small, delicate flowers with spindly, little strap leaves but I have found them to be perennial here. They are in a bed of coreopsis and larkspur that are just getting started.

From another angle:

Isn't that just a stunning flower?

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