I'll get some pix (haven't unpacked the 'camera box" yet )tomorrow, but, darn if there isn't an I. reticulata blooming ! I overlooked it yesterday ,(it's obvious it has been open for several days) thinking it was a crocus. Last year, the first was on the 26th of March....so...is it "climate change" ? "Global warming" ? "Seasonal cycle differences" ? I dunno', but, I'll take it !
Losses don't look to be TOO bad...nowhere near what it was last spring, anyway....but I do see a few (mostly newly planted last season)that are goners. another 2 weeks will show , for sure, what survived...and what didn't .
Name: Bonnie Sojourner Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7 The Magnolia Zone
None of my bulb irises came up this year, Arlyn. Well, I take that back the dutch irises all have tall foliage. But the little early irises... nothing. I am giving up on them. Yours and Lucy's look a treat!
Well, I gave up and dug out the *old* computer, as I can't figure out how to "do" pix on either of the new ones !
SUSLIK (John Burton 1995 / 96)
This is the first I've seen this one in bloom, as it was just planted last year. Although it was a "spring planted" one, it has made great growth, with several open now, and several more to come!
this is my little "park noid"...and it's not this *fuzzy* in real life ......it's been blooming for several days, also. All, so far, are quite early compared to last year ! I'll look it up, later, to say just *how* much earlier.
BLUE DOLL (Warburton 1958) is 'just about !