Sunday, May 11, 2008

GREEN THUMB SUNDAY -mini iris and LARCH tree, or Learning about Trees, part 3

This little mini -iris surprised me by being in bloom today. I think I'll get more 'minis', because they bloom earlier than the bearded iris, and multiply fast! Love the cheery yellow-white combo!
Also, my larch tree has finally 'leafed' out. Here are the needles in mid-April -
Lousy picture, I know, but those little buds are the needles coming out.

This is how they looked on May 1st -
Here is the tree today - it is a lighter green than the other evergreens nearby, soft and feathery looking.
One last closeup of the needles -

Happy GTS!


Kelli said...

Your evergreens are beautiful and I just love the lovely yellow mini iris!

No Rain said...

I love touring my garden this time of year, when I never know what will be blooming. Your surprise mini-Iris plants are lovely, as well as the pine needle photos. Happy GTS,

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

kari & kijsa

Needled Mom said...

What a pretty little mini iris. My minis come out later than the bigger bearded ones.

Sioux said...

Love your photos...especially the iris. Ours are all gone for the year, but I intend to plant more this fall. They are my favorite flower.

Joyfull said...

The iris is beautiful! Loved the pictures of new life coming forth.

farmingfriends said...

I love Iris. They remind me of my Grandparent's garden. happy memories so thanks for that.
Sara from farmingfriends

Jewelgirl said...

I love these yellow & white iris or
is it irises?