Iris unguicuilaris

Jim McKenney
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:35:04 PST

Overnight lows lately have been in the low twenties with a few mornings down around sixteen degrees F. The few tommies, winter aconites and many snowdrops which were in bloom in the garden or on the lawn have drooped down or closed up. It's definitely winter out there.

But in the cold frames it's a different world. One clump of Iris unguicularis has four flowers open today. Some recently purchased primroses placed nearby in the same frame combine beautifully with the irises and make a vividly colorful picture. It's definitely spring in the cold frames. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 

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