Iris cretensis

Linda Foulis
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:46:15 PST
Hi Jim,
Are the iris planted in the ground in the cold frame or are they potted?  Great idea if they're in the ground, bet that would work great here for pushing the zone limits.
Which way were those geese headed?  
I took a peek in my cold frame today and was pleasantly surprised to see green.  Some iris started from seed last year, didn't look at the tag, and many more perennials.  We've had a chinook the last couple of days with plus temps.  One could almost be tempted to think that spring is just around the corner.  I dumped more snow in the cold frame and closed the lid.

Linda M Foulis
Beautiful Blooms
Zone 1-2 
North of Leslieville, Alberta, Canada

> On Jan 19, 2017, at 4:36 PM, Jim McKenney <> wrote:
> It may be January, but this one isn't waiting. It has the advantage of a cold frame, and that little bit of bother is certainly worth a reward like this. There is a brief video attached to this blog entry: the quality seems very poor to me now, but sometimes these blog videos improve in time. The quality of the original video is fine, but the quality gets reduced for blogging purposes (or did I select the wrong settings?). Its bigger relative Iris unguicularis has been shy about flowering so far this year, but I see budded sprouts pushing up. 
> Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone7, where a noisy flock of geese just flew over (in the dark!). 
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