Iris Danfordiae, the First Bloom of Spring

Last fall we bought $80 in bulbs and planted them literally days before the first snowfall.

I set some of the smaller bulbs aside to plant in pots, as I worried that they would be lost in a yard that is still so blank. Together, Davin and I planted the pots and placed them in our very cold, but covered, south-facing, unheated porch (what we optimistically refer to as “the greenhouse“) and watered them on occasion.

Today the first of those bulbs bloomed!

Here’s what it looked like yesterday. Yay spring! It smells like heaven.

p.s. In case you’re wondering, I purchased these from Garden Import.

Gayla Trail
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7 thoughts on “Iris Danfordiae, the First Bloom of Spring

  1. Zoe: It’s better then I thought it would be when I bought the bulbs. Lots more are just coming up out of the earth. An exciting start to spring.

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