Friday, March 18, 2011


IRIS RETICULATA, a little beauty early in spring, is in full bloom right now. Even though it's  only 6-8" tall, it provides some showy color in the early spring bed.  It has many assets:  It multiplies each year, they are very hardy, their little rhizomes are easy to plant,  and they are virtually carefree in maintenance.  Their leaves disappear after they have bloomed; so leave them until they yellow, or disappear for wonderful blooms next year.  I mark where I have them planted in the beds so I won't disturb them during the year.  When I left yesterday morning, no blooms were out, but after returning in the afternoon, they were in full bloom!   They look so pretty throughout the upper bed.  I love these little bloomers!
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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