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Monday, March 16, 2009

We Interupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog Posting To Say

I'VE GOT FLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a happy woman.
Looking down at my pretties.

Those are glorious little Iris reticulatas. If you live in the northern half of the country and don't grow them, you should. They blooms so early, earlier than the crocus. If they get snowed on, they will be there still blooming when the snow melts. The royal purple ones always come first. The drop dead beautiful blue ones will be coming soon.
I've found them easy care. I've even gotten lucky and had a few pop up across the walk from seed. They clump up after a few years. Excess moisture is they only thing that they dislike I believe. So raised beds/well drained soil is best for them.
Plant them where you will see them at this time of year like near your front walk. Out back, where you don't venture while it is cold, is not the place for them. Plus when people come to your home, they will be amazed that those little purple blooms are indeed real, not plastic!
In case you didn't get a good look the first time, here they are again from the front, lol.



Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Okay, those are gorgeous. I thought my purple crocuses were something else, but those have mine beat. Beautiful.

Dirt Princess said...

I can't belive those are crocus! They are amazing!

Remy said...

Thanks Tom!

Dirt Princess,
They are miniature Iris that bloom before and with the crocus depending on the exact variety. Just wait for the blue ones that I'll post when they bloom!

Gottagarden said...

Wow! Such early blooms, I have some dwarf iris, but they aren't blooming yet. I do have snowdrops and crocus, so I'm pleased with myself for those signs of spring. But I could have iris as well?? Must get some.

PS - I didn't know you had a blog until I saw it today on GW. Good for you!

Remy said...

I just started it in late Nov. so I would be prepared by the time spring rolled around. I think I've got the hang of things.
"But I could have iris as well?" Yes!! : )
I'll try to remember, but remind me if I don't I'll dig some up for the swap in June. I got enough clumps I can share a few.

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