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Thank you, Ellen!
So feminine and pretty! 🙂
Thank you very much, Karen. Luckily, the weather has been cool and rainy, so they are lasting a few days. Iris don’t linger!
That’s why beauty is so precious! 🙂
Yes, indeed! 🙂
Thank you, Susie! These are such a treat to see after the long winter.
This is a lovely bloom. Does it have a name?
Thank you! Miniature Iris ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ – an early spring bloomer.
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Lovely. A wild iris?
Thank you for reblogging! It is a miniature, Iris ‘Katherine Hodgkin.’
Charming little Iris. I love the smaller ones, especially the species.
The almost ethereal beauty of irises must be all the more precious after your harsh winter. This one has an interesting pattern.
Thank you, Anne. Yes, one of the early bloomers, it is a treasure.
Amazing..!! Such a beautiful picture.. 🙂 Thank you Madam for sharing.. 🙂
Is this orchid?
Thank you! It is an early-blooming, miniature iris.
Sigh! Just so beautiful Eliza.
Thank you so much, Dawn! 🙂
You’re welcome, Eliza. Please stay safe.
All the pretty flowers in my social media flow makes me smile every day! Wonderful Eliza! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Maria. Glad it helps to brighten your day! 🙂
It sure does!
Gorgeous! We are still buried in snow here and I am impatiently waiting for those first green shoots and the chirp of song birds.
Thank you, Carol. My sympathies – I well know that it is hard to watch and wait for spring to come!
And of all the years for it to happen, spring seems to be delayed this year. They are calling for snow pretty much every day this week – not very much but still. Under the circumstances I am longing for spring more so than ever.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. The green shoots will come. I just have to be patient. Pray for me. LOL
Simply beautiful. A great entry. 😊
Many thanks for hosting, Irene! x
You are welcome, Eliza. It has been fun. 😊
A lovely blue – love the delicate veining. Thanks for sharing Eliza.
Thank you so much!
Such a lovely pattern & colors. I didn’t know there is such an early Iris.
Thanks, Alice. This is a hybrid between I. reticulata and I. danfordiae, both early spring bulbs.
Thank you – I need that shot of beauty this morning.
Glad to provide it– thanks, Judy!
Beautiful Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them!
Thank you, Reed!
Lovely, spectacular, speckled wonder!
Thank you, Lisa! I always make it a point to bend over them every time I go out – their beauty is so fleeting.
Only one word will do: Wowsah!
🙂 Thanks, Laurie! They are pretty amazing, aren’t they?
Oh, my God! Irises are my absolute favorite flowers. On a scale of one to ten, those are an eleven.
Thank you, Nathi.
You’re welcome Eliza! And have a great week ahead!
Beautiful images Eliza and what a gorgeous pattern in the flower xxx
Thank you, Xenia!
Gorgeous, Eliza!! I was stunned that you have Irises coming up already. Isn’t it early for them? Or am I the one that is confused? LOL
Thank you, Amy! These miniature iris are early bloomers, along with crocus and snowdrops. Siberian and German iris bloom later.
I did not know this. Thank you, Eliza!
The colors and patterns are gorgeous!
Thank you, Wendy. A small flower that just begs to be observed up close!
It looks like someone has come along with a delicate blue paint brush:)
Yes, it does! 🙂
You are a little ahead of us even though in the hill towns, Eliza. Our iris leaves are rising but no sign of blooms. This is a lovely species.
Thank you, Steve. This one is a notable early bloomer along with crocus and snowdrops, not to be confused with the later Siberian and German iris, which won’t bloom for another 4-6 weeks. These dwarfs are real charmers.
So wonderful! Why have I never grown Iris reticulata?
I’ve been happy that these have returned for their third year. I haven’t been so lucky with others I’ve put in. I recommend ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ for its beauty and durability.
Lovely spring blooms. 😊
Thank you, Belinda. I’m so happy that spring has arrived!
Delicate and gorgeous, nature is so wonderful (as is your artistic eye!)!
Thank you very much! 🙂
So beautiful, I love the spring iris.
Thank you, Lynn. They are wonderful appetizers to the start of the gardening year. 🙂
Thank you, Harold!
I love Irises 😁
Amazing designs, I am always so amazed at the artwork of flowers!
Thank you, Donna. Same here!
Gorgeous pastel colors, Eliza. 🙂
Thank you, Jane. x
Those markings are exquisite. I must remember to add more iris reticulata in the autumn
Thank you, Dorris. It is a pretty one. I planted these right outside my door so I wouldn’t miss them, tiny as they are.
So tiny but somehow all the more special because of it
I’ve never seen an iris like that before. Spectacular. Thank you for sharing, Eliza.
You’re welcome, Eliza.
Lovely, Eliza! I really feel the need for blooming things right now, but nothing here yet…
Thank you, Julie! I hope yours emerge soon. ❤
Beautiful image !
After long time, I could spend some in our garden, looking for butterflies and capturing some images of flowers… A lock down impact 🙂
Thank you, Sreejith. Yes, there are silver linings to this pandemic. I hope you and your family remain safe and healthy.
Thank you, Fi!
What a superb iris that is, Eliza … Stay happy and safe!
Thank you, Cathy!
A beautiful close-up showing this iris’s markings. I have a clump of wild ones here and last year it had more blooms than ever. Hoping for a good showing this year as well.
Thank you, Denise. Iris have such beautiful details. Definitely invites a closer look. 🙂
That first photo shows the bloom’s amazing symmetry (rotational symmetry??). The petals resemble painted enamel. What a special bloom – more so that it is so fleeting.
Thank you, Carol. Yes, they do look a bit like cloisonné, don’t they? 🙂
Yes they really do.
Amazing, how it emerges from those dried leaves!
Spring bulbs are amazing in that they appear out of seemingly nowhere, flower beautifully, then quietly go dormant. A lovely show right when we need it after a long winter. 🙂
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