There are a few that still have no open blooms, so I should be able to enjoy them through next week, at least. Our spring is 'compressed' in the desert, so most people probably don't think it is worth the water that it takes all year, just for a couple of weeks of bloom. For me, though, it just wouldn't be spring without some iris!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I think that peak bloom in my little iris garden may be this week. Our highs are in the mid-80's and that really makes the blooms pop!
This year, all the plants are doing well. There is a palm tree between the planters and the sidewalk which gives a little shade, so even though it is a very small garden, there are micro climates, within.
Look at these party girls. I have not been able to track down the name of this one, but it has the most open blooms at once. Of course, that means it will be finished blooming earlier, but I am loving it while it lasts!
This is little 'Hell Cat'. It is the first one to bloom, and it is finished, already. It is one of my all time faves!
This is 'Spirit World'. This one does not always bloom. It is a little finicky, so I always appreciate it when I do get a bloom out of it. I probably shouldn't give it space, since it is so stingy, but it is so pretty!
This is another whose name escapes me. I know the face, I just can't put a name with it!