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Iris

The heatwave has made everything bloom and all the flowers are now opening their buds.

The irises are starting to appear as well.

It is a bit pity that up here in the north they are annuals and need to be replanted each year.

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Iris

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This is the first summer that I have planted irises. I do not know why I have not tried them before. To my surprise I managed to keep them alive.

Well not exactly all of them made it. I planted some in the autumn and some in the spring. Unfortunately none of the ones I planted in the autumn made it through the winter. It seems that the varieties I used were not hardy enough.

Luckily the spring planting proved out to be successful. The blooms are beautiful.

I guess I just need to find varieties that tolerate cold winters.

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Alida

Alida1

When it comes to irises there are incredible amount of different colors available and most of them are simply stunning.

Alida caught my eye in a local store and it ended up to my home. I simply could not resist those light blue flowers.

Now I am hunting for more. Trying to find different colors from the local shops. Currently have managed to find two.

PS. If you did not plant bulbs in the autumn now is a perfect time to buy them ready planted.

Alida2

 

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Pixie

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Dreaming of an early spring. While dreaming I have managed to fill the apartment with different kinds of pots. To me it is starting to seem that each time I go to a store I come home with a new pot.

Pixie iris was one of the flowers that managed to sneak in to the flat. Almost unnoticed it settled in.

Never had one and If I succeed growing it I will take it to the summer cottage when the snow is gone.

PS. Most of the spring flowers can take our winter and planting them to a garden guarantees that you can enjoy them year after year.

Pixie

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