Here on the S.F. Peninsula, we've had a rather cold winter. Still, the reticulatas finished about two weeks ago. This year, all the reticulatas, including a reticulata hybrid, danfordiae and 'Katherine Hodgkin' bloomed at the same time, looking very pretty together. This was my idea when I planted them all in a single pot, but most years they frustrate me by blooming in sequence. Still in bloom. but coming to the end of its season is Iris suaveolens. All the other beardeds are still a long way off. No other irids are in blom for me yet this season. David E. ________________________________ From: Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Reticulate irises started to bloom here in the greater Washington, D.C. area this week.