Friday, March 25, 2011

The First Flower in the Garden, 2011

Today has been chilly. At one point snow was swirling around enough to obliterate the hills on the north side of the valley. It's hardly a nice day for a flower opening. Still around lunchtime, this Dutch iris had begun to open.
This afternoon the sun is shining and the flower has opened a little more. A second bud is coming. This beautiful purple flower may look delicate, but sometimes looks can be deceiving.
The first flowers of spring in zone 4 have to withstand Mother Nature's cold shoulder and bloom anyway!

3 comments:

PlantPostings said...

Cheers, Becky! The days are noticeably longer now, and that must help the plants as much as the people. Your Iris is beautiful! Enjoy!

Joyce said...

She is beautiful!!!

Donna said...

one of my favorite dwarfs..such a beautiful color of plum...