4th Feb 2018

Just Sunday browsing through gardening blogs, a post on irises reminded me of something.

I had a mystery plant pot left under a table at the end of last year that I couldn’t identify except that it was a bulb, and I thought about laying it to rest, but put it on the table instead. I forgot all about it, then about 2 weeks ago, this stunning, violently blue vision popped open – such a colour it looked superimposed! Stupidly, I didn’t think to take a photograph (sometimes you enjoy life too much to remember to document it!), and it’s changed colour now, though I won’t say it’s lost it’s POW.

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We’ve had tall iris in the garden for years because they do alright in our wet clay, but I’ve no idea where this little mystery came from!

Now it’s gone more purple, I think it’s a dwarf harmony, but it really was a shocker when it first opened.

Lesson learnt – even if you’re feeling a bit cluttered with sleeping pots, sometimes it’s best to just wait and see…

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I do love a surprise…

8 thoughts on “4th Feb 2018

    1. But it’s things like this that turn us into terrible hoarders, right? I think I might start putting labels on my miscellaneous pots, so I give them 2 yrs to pop up… and then part ways if nothing happens. It is a lovely colour isn’t it? I love the variations in shades.

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  1. Oh, I love Iris reticulata. Will have to grow in a pot next year. I have one precious clump in the border, and have to go and visit it a couple of times a day when it is out. Much better to have a mobile version.

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    1. It’s funny because I’ve always been the type that plants direct into the ground, and never pots or planters (even more of a mystery where this one actually came from!), but I’m definitely reconsidering for this year. You have so many options, and the colour being inside the house really was something else. I’m all about indoor planting this year!

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