Sunday, June 8, 2008

Aftermath of the Frost

This is an elegant blue black iris given to me by my friend Jane. The frost was more than unkind to the buds on this plant. Far from the magnificent blossom the plant usually produces, this flower gets points from me for even opening. The weather lately has been like one of those fast elevators that goes up and down so quickly that it makes you feel sick. From 28 to 93+ in just ten days. The plant will survive and the flower stem is headed for the compost. It is a disappointment. However, with every gardener hope springs eternal, and I will look forward to the beautiful blossoms on this plant next year.

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