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March 02, 2011


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Beautiful no matter what time it blooms!

Yes ~ beyond excited about spring here too. :)


Hi Kathleen,

Your comment about iris fragrance ~ I didn't use to think of iris as having a fragrance (or a good one anyway) until we found one near our mailbox with the grape pallida scent. Delicious! There are a lot of different iris fragrances, depending on which species' influences come through. Louise Beebee Wilder had an interesting chapter about iris fragrance in her book The Fragrant Path. Some iris have strong fragrances, some little and some not at all. Some don't even smell good ~ DH's grandmother had a big yellow iris that he said really smelled bad. I don't have that one and would have yanked it immediately if I had! lol My grandfather also had an iris, a maroon-purple bitone, that didn't have a good fragrance but at least it wasn't a strong one.

Plus, different people's sense of smell really does vary a lot. I didn't know that until I read about the experiences of some rose growers.


Kathleen your Amaryllis is beautiful! How many do you have?


It's always good to have a later bloomer to tide you over till the garden starts popping huh? :)

Shady Gardener

Okay, Missy! My late-blooming amaryllis are late as ever - but they're readying to bloom soon! I'll be posting before you know it (I gave one to a friend today). Three of my bulbs grew little bulbettes last Fall! ;-)


Dear Kathleen, Spring cleaning in the garden!Yippee. I am so glad you were able to get out into your garden and do a bit of cle~'Razzle Dazzle' is lovely. gail


Always fun to head over to your blog for great photography and insights! I'm ready for the outdoor gardening pursuits, too! But the Amaryllis is still beautiful!


Though late, still a lovely face. Enjoy the warm weather ... more snow on the way here :(


60 degrees? How lucky you are! We had that for one day, but today, snow! sigh We do have Hobby Lobby nearby, and I finally went in there at your recomendation. I've lived here 7 years, and never been there but it was a real treat. Still, no greenhouse!

lyon shaw patio furniture

That is one of the reason i love gardening...

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