Thursday, March 18, 2010

Freak Mutant Iris

Last fall I bought a bunch of bulbs - some were really cheap - 50 cents a bag of 3-6 because the labels were torn off.  So I have no idea what some of them will be. Since the snow has been washing away ( we still after all the rain and 68 degree weather have some of the bigger piles still lingering) I found a lot of the bulbs starting to poke their way up.  Today when I came home I was really excited to see purple.  I assumed it was a crocus.  When I got closer it was a little baby (3 1/2 - 4 in high) Iris!  Now I always have bigger irises that bloom after the crocuses and daffs and tulips.  They are on the other side of my flower bed where they get more sun - so this is not one of them shrunken down.  Any ideas?

mini iris? 

You Are the Castle

You are a bit of a homebody and even somewhat of a loner. You function best when you're all by yourself.

Other people see you as mysterious and even a little scary. They don't understand how deep and complicated you are.

You have many layers to your personality, and there is always a surprise waiting around the corner with you.

You aren't as scary as you seem, but you are intense. You require people to confront things about themselves that they rather not know.

I took another quiz that made me  A GUINESS!

You Are Guinness

You are hip, well educated, and a bit of a beer snob. It's likely that you live in (or at least drink in) the city.

You won't drink just anything, though you are somewhat adventurous about trying new beers. You consider yourself a beer aficionado.

You are concerned with how you look and how you seem. People admire you, and you enjoy being well thought of.

You are a social drinker and rarely drink alone. You feel more at home in a cozy pub than in your own home.



  1. Wish I could help you but I can't. Love the look of that mutant Iris however :)

  2. Love the color combo on your surprise flower. I would love to see it fully grown. Please post a photo when that happens.

  3. iris reticulata... maybe you're thinking of the larger bearded iris which blooms late may :)


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