Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Little Mermaid

Cue the music!
A new 'mini' iris bloomed in my garden today - the Little Mermaid. She even has her own song, and movie!

It IS cute and petite, but I have to say, I was expecting more vibrant color. :(

After some fast research, it is an intermediate sized iris, not a true mini. Good to remember. Blue J Iris describes it as pale ivory pink in color. huh.
But , still, new and fun to see.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Where is Iris week? Next week? maybe

This has been a very cool, wet spring here in Utah. I feel like I am back in the mid-West for an Ohio spring. I thought I'd have irises blooming this week to show here, but the 'mini's are still straggling along, and all that is open are the whites and purple irises.
So, maybe next week, or the week after that, my irises will be in their full glory. Right now I have a mini that is blooming for the first time. The wine/maroon color of the falls is pretty true to reality in this photo. I'm not so fond of the blue/purple beard, though. A bit too much craziness for me. :)
I do believe the weather will warm up. Or maybe we'll just skip 'spring' , and head right for summer, with sudden heat. (In June?)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring time anticipation

Another spring, another time of

(and fuzzy photography)
here's a better shot -
won't be long now....
yes-sirree-bob! Iris week starts next Monday!