Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This little Dutch iris is the fairest one of all, at least for today. These delicate looking, but incredibly hardy plants are a favorite of mine. Their early spring bloom time brings joy to my heart. They grow in cold weather, sometimes peeking out of the snow, but not this year. With the warm weather and then rain, this plant grew and bloomed in just over one day. Ordinarily the leaves would appear and green in the sunshine. After that the plant would flower. Our somewhat freakish weather has hurried this pretty little lady and so her leaves are a bit pale. With such a magnificent flower I'm sure no one will notice. Now that the weather is cooler again,the flower will last longer.