A Friendly Friday post. ;-)
Spring has sprung,
the grass has riz,
and I'm aware
of How Early it is!
Iris 'Sheila Ann Germany' is a desirable hybrid between Iris histrioides and Iris winogradowii. While I don't really understand the botanical names, this iris is an early bloomer and grows from a bulb.
I purchased the iris below as "dwarf iris" several years ago. They are both in the iris reticulata family. They increase return every year and increase in number. At least, these two varieties do. The yellows gave up after a couple of years.
Information taken from BBC Plant Finder: "Iris reticulata is an early flowering iris, usually appearing from late winter to early spring. The blooms vary from pale blue to deep violet with central yellow splashes down the middle of each petal. In recognition of its outstanding excellence, the Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Plant the bulbs 5-10cm (2-4in) apart at twice their own depth in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. To propagate, divide bulbs from mid-summer to early autumn to increase stocks."
These also grow from bulbs.
These are Bitty little crocus that are increasing in number.
I'm thinking I need to dig them up after a bit and spread them around.
Somehow there are even a couple in the backyard!
Dutch Crocus - larger flowers.
I purchased the hardy Cyclamen below as 'Cyclamen neapolitanum.' Wikipedia's description: "The species name hederifolium comes from hedera "ivy" and folium "leaf", because of the shape and patterning of the leaves. The older species name, neapolitanum, refers to Naples, where the species grows."
There are several leaf shapes. The flowers are as sweet as can be. :-)
Ode to Spring“Spring has sprung,The Grass has riz,I wonder where the birdies is?The little bird is on the wing,But that’s absurd!Because the wing is on the bird!”
'Tete-a-tete' daffodils are as "cute" as can be! They increase in number - a welcome addition to the early garden.
Another cute little crocus.
Just a little sample of the fun!
Come on over! I've extra rakes! lol.