I've had this particular blog on the go for a few months, and like a participle, left it kind of dangling. But finally the time has come to bring it to light (read that as, I haven't much else gardening-related to share these days).
Those who have been faithful followers of my blog, know that I am a bit of an iris fan...atic (you got it right?). Last fall I planted a bag of Dutch Iris bulbs that I bought cheaply at the end of the season. I have to admit I kind of forgot about them, until one day late in June, I was out poking around in the flower bed, and look what I located.
|Sorry it's a night shot, but the next day it was ragged.|
|This one appeared a couple of days later.|
|Then this yellow/brown one, joined it.|
|And finally this one.|
Dutch iris are different than other iris varieties, in that, while the flower resembles the form of the other varieties, they come as a bulb, similar to a tulip, unlike the others which all derive from rough, knobby looking rhizomes.
So this fall I decided I wouldn't wait until the end of the season, to buy the scraps. I went out and paid full price (I know, I gasp now too, to say nothing of blushing with the shame of it all) and got a new bag. Last Saturday, I finally got around to getting them and the last of the parrot tulips in for the year - yippee, fall bulbs all in (well unless I happen onto a irresistible sale again).
|Here's what my beds should look like, next June - can't wait.|
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And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.