Iris pictures on the wiki

Mary Sue Ittner
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 09:09:15 PDT
Dear All,

I am finding it really interesting hearing about the bulbs you can grow in 
colder climates. Adding to our thread from last week about wild flowers in 
bloom for those of us in milder climates is my contribution below.

Several days ago we saw a wonderful display of wild flowers at Manchester 
State Beach. Most of the geophytes we saw were exotic (Allium triquetrum, 
Oxalis pes-caprae, and at an abandoned homestead some kind of Kniphofia, 
Narcissus leaves, and Zantedeschia aethiopica.) There were lots and lots of 
Iris douglasiana in bloom however and I have added some pictures of the 
flowers there and at least one taken a few weeks ago in my garden. We were 
especially taken with the combinations of Iris and poppies (Eschscholzia 
californica) and Iris and baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii) and I 
included a picture of the latter. In the first picture the Iris is 
surrounded by Erigeron glaucus. So maybe those are ideas for companion 
plantings devised by Mother Nature.…

Mary Sue
Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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