Scilla scilloides is blooming here in Maryland. And Iris dichotoma continues to bloom freely. This plant has been very good this year, and it's been a real pleasure to see the new crop of blossoms every afternoon for the last few weeks. The single clump I have has four or five "fans", and on many days there have been over a dozen flowers opening. The flower color is such a soft, subdued gray-blue that it does not have a big impact, but it is very lovely when seen close up. Earlier this year, when Lycoris squamigera was blooming, I thought the Iris dichotoma and the Lycoris would make good companions (as they grow here now, they are not close together). The iris is also very nice with some lavender now blooming with it - the flower colors are very close. If the Iris lasts into colchicum season, that should provide some handsome partners. And now I can see that the Scilla scilloides and the Iris dichotoma make a nice combination, too. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we've been enjoying wonderful weather lately: warm to hot days and cool nights.