I can't remember a spring here when the early blooming bulbs have been so spectacular. When I spoke to June today she said she had no flowers in her garden now. These pictures are for her but also so that I may remember their exquisite beauty that cheers me in the early spring garden. My "Katherine Hodgkin" Dutch iris are a delight.
My solid color Dutch iris have been mixed and names have been lost. That does not diminish their beauty which this year has lasted more than a week.
We have been enjoying the crocus blooms as well. They still close at night and open during the day when it is warm enough for pollinators to visit. I don't know how much longer they will last, but it has been an extraordinary year for these hardy spring flowers.