Iris

Start of May

It’s already the second day of May and the iris are beginning to show up as if they mean it. Fading daffodils grow obscured by surging daylilies or, to a lesser degree, iris. Each day a new iris or two blossoms for the first time of the season, and it’s impossible to stay out of …

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Iris Season 2020 Begins

Iris season has just started.  It’s earlier than usual in Stephen’s garden thanks to the additon of a few short bearded iris.  He’s grateful that he followed Diane Shipman’s advice rather than the advice seen recently online.  Hers was to fertilize in February; online advice was to fertilize when the tulips bloom.  In this case, …

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