Wednesday, February 8

Early Flowers


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  1. Beautiful. what is the species of those short stemmed iris?

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    1. The purple one is iris reticulata George, The first two lighter blue are iris reticulata Joyce and the darker one is iris reticulata Harmony. The paler iris is iris reticulata Katharine Hodgkin. At least, Jane that is what the labels said when we bought them.

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  2. Those are all really pretty blooms. I don't know why, my hellebores and snowdrops have all disappeared. I do especially like the second photo down.

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    1. When you look at the detail, Deborah the flowers are fascinating.

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  3. I love your Irises, do they come up every year? Mine don't always flower again. You have a few different varieties there. Really nice.

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    1. The ones in the photo have all reflowered as they were planted last year or earlier, Annie. The pale coloured one has been planted for several years. In the past though we have planted bulbs that didn't reflower.

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    2. After saying they never come up again, I've just noticed them coming up in one of my pots under a dwarf blossom bush. They are in full flower!

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  4. To someone living in a gray world (blech, snow and drizzle and gloom!), those colors are amazing!!

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    1. It's been fairly grey and gloomy here too, Sue so early flowers are really welcome.

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  5. Makes my heart smile, seeing these Sue! I am the one living in the snow and fog today ;-)

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    1. We have been threatened snow this weekend, Bren so soon the flowers may disappear.

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  6. Wow Sue! It is so nice to see early blooms in your garden. We are under a blizzard watch here on Long Island as I write this!

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    1. I'm hoping that if we do get snow this weekend that it will just be a short flurry, Lee.

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  7. Worth their weight in gold at this time of year.

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  8. You are sooo lucky! We still have a foot of snow on the ground and plenty more to come.

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    1. If we had the amount of snow that you have, Bonnie they would declare a national emergency. ☃️❄️🌨😄

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  9. I am very fond of the small iris, we have Katherine, she is not flowering here yet.

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    1. She's a reliable lady, Brian.

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  10. Lovely. I've got hellebores flowering but no snowdrops yet and my irises seem to have disappeared over the years.

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    1. Those are the only snowdrops that are out so far, Jo, the others are still in bud . Funnily enough they are a double variety. The only small clump of doubles that we have.

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