I'm most definitely weeks and weeks behind all the other Pacific Northwest gardeners, but I've finally tilled our patches and planted our spring bulbs.
...and I'm beyond thrilled (don't want to say I've been 'obsessed' with these for years ever since I read this article, but...) to have in my possession the most amazing collection of dwarf irises! I procured them at the local garden shop, which always carries comprehensive cargo, but have never had quite this selection of rare and coveted dwarf irises.
We are small-space dwellers, and container gardeners, so these littles are the perfect fit. In my special collection are the following petite species:
- - danfordiae
- - katharine hodgkin
- - j.s. dyt
- - cantab
- - natasha
I'm especially excited to have the brilliant plum-hued j.s. dyt and the superbly speckled katharine hodgkin. There are many others who share my enthusiasm for these petite irises; groupies, unite!
|The beautiful Katharine Hodgkin. (source)|
I'd also love to plant a fragrance garden, a mono-chromatic planter, and a colour-wheel flower pot. Maybe next season...
So excited for these to spring forth!