Thursday, January 31, 2013

IN THE HOUSE THEY CAME

Last night, at 10pm., when the outside temperature dropped to 34°, I went out with the scissors and cut the blooms on the iris.


Sometimes I am reluctant to cut blooms like this but not when I think they will be killed by frost. The added bonus is this incredible peach fragrance. I could smell it as soon as I walked in the room this morning.

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  1. mmmmm, peachy! Lucky you "had" to cut them.

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  2. They are gorgeous and peach is a favorite of mine. I love having flowers in the house.

    So far I haven't had any out of phase blooms but some things like duranta never quit blooming this year.

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  3. They're lovely flowers. What a bonus that they also have a gorgeous perfume to fill the room.

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  4. That's the nice thing about growing flowers in your garden, their always there if you want to pick a few to bring indoors, can just imagine the fragrance.

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  5. Wow! What a beautiful photo to see on this frost morning in New England.
    The colors of the flowers and vase are perfect. Well done

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    1. Thanks Maywyn. Sometimes things just happen by chance and this was one.

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  6. I love iris. And, strangely, I only have one.
    My mother used to grow them. The scent always makes me think of her, and Easter.

    By the way...on my moon photo, I didn't use a tripod. I was lucky to get such a clear shot. I never can seem to get one at night. Maybe I'm steadier, first thing in the morning.

    Have a great weekend. The weather's supposed to stay nice. Although rain would make a wonderful day, too.

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  7. I was surprised to see a mass of a similarly colored peach iris in full bloom in my neighbor's yard. My own bearded iris - most of them shades of blue and purple - are still a long way from bloom. We're getting cold-to-warm temperature fluctuations here in Southern California too so perhaps there's something in the cold nights and warm days that gives that peach variety an early boost.

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  8. I would have done the same! I love the Iris, but unfortunately, all of ours have passed away due to a soil borne disease.
    BTW: I agree with you about the changes in our winters. The warming trends make for such high evaporation rates every month that it is not a fair trade off at all. I'd prefer cooler (normal) winters when I think about it globally. Hope we can all figure this out in the years to come.
    David/:0)

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