Back to spring bulbs
OK guys, I'll quit complaining. Thanks for listening.
In all the confusion around my flower beds last fall, I
didn't have the place to plant spring bulbs that I had
planned on. In fact, it was so confused, that I gave
away most of them, and plain forgot what I had
planted. This spring I found a plant coming up in an
odd spot under the WNW eave of the house that I
could not identify. It was obviously not a tulip or a
daffodil. It was too large for crocus or the other
small bulbs I might have planted. What was it? I
asked a visiting friend who is an orchid specialist,
but knows quite a lot abut plants, and he thought
it might be a fritillaria. Well, when it bloomed, I dug
through old bulb orders to identify it, for it was
totally new to me. I can't remember why I bought
it. What I have is Iris bucharica, and I can't imagine
why I had never seen it before. What a charming
plant! Each bulb seems to have produced two or
three stems, and each stem has six or seven yellow
and white iris blooms - each about two inches high.
The whole plant is about 12-15 inches high. I may be
the only ignorant one here, but if, like me, you don't
know this plant, do give it a look.
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