I uploaded a few Iris photos on the PBS wiki. Each of the following Iris were photographed this morning at 7:00 AM, the temperature was 28 degrees Fahrenheit at the time (frozen), but unlike crocus, at least the Iris reticulata cultivars and allied species have the decency to stay open in low light or when frozen, a blessing for the harried working man or woman. Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin' - an ethereal beauty, I posted two close-up shots showing the intricately marked blooms. Iris histrio - a beautiful little species akin to reticulata, with baby blue flowers and intricate markings. Iris 'Lady Beatrice Stanley' - another reticulata type, with wedgewood blue flowers, broad falls and detailed markings. All can be viewed at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!