Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pretty picture: Iris NOID


More forced spring flowers. As usual with pictures involving blue or violet flowers, the actual color is very different from this (darker, purpler).

I don't remember Irises being involved in these plantings last year; maybe our supplier has diversified. Or maybe (more likely) I'm just not remembering last year very well. It was a little traumatic in spots. Maybe I've blocked it from my memory.


5 comments:

Darla said...

Don't know how much prettier that can be in person, you captured the colors quite well.

lancetx said...

I don't remember seeing forced Iris anywhere before. I was never able to get them to bloom at the normal times.

Karen715 said...

I love those little bulbous irises. Iris reticulata is the only species that comes immediately to mind, though I know that there are several others. They would look so pretty with those petite daffodils you posted earlier. I went out to two of my local nurseries today, but neither of them had any forced bulbs yet. Pity.

Perky Skeptic said...

Hey! Nice new banner!

Laura Z said...

I had a little blue iris at another garden and keep meaning to plant some where I am now.

I know what you mean about the color, it's deep blueish with some purple.