Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris cristata, an American woodland native, blooms for the first time in my garden and greets me as I return home at the end of the day. I bought this specimen a few years ago at River Hill Garden Center, but it fell victim to the ravages of indiscriminate groundskeepers. I moved it to a more sheltered site where I hope it will spread and bloom freely.

(Ollie greets me, too, and waits for me to stop fooling around with the camera and get inside.)

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