Thursday, February 18, 2010

Flashback April 2009

April 16th to be precise. Digital cameras are a great substitute for a garden diary. Since I didn't post a Bloom Day entry for April 09 this can serve as my year to year comparison for 2010.

Coral honeysuckle

Salvia 'May Night'

Japanese maple~ I believe that this is just Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

A prolific noid Bearded Iris

Salvia 'Cherry Chief'


Eastern columbine~ Aquilegia canadensis

Mom's passalong Dianthus

Just a little sunshine to brighten this cold, dreary, WET winter!


In loving memory~ Pudder 10-04-91 - 01-28-10


  1. Your noid iris looks like I. pallida with the stripey foliage, 'Variegata'.

    It will be wonderful when April is finally here. I can't wait.

  2. sweetbay, that photo of the iris is deceiving. The variegated leaves belong to nearby Miscanthus 'Cabaret'. I'll have to try to remember to check for fragrance this year- Iris pallida smells like grapes?

  3. The fragrance of I. pallida is very sweet. Most people describe it as smelling like grape Kool-aid. Yours looks like it could be I. pallida. I got a non-stripey version from Karen W and I bought Princess Beatrice (a cultivar of I. pallida) from Superstition Iris and they both have that erethreal look and soft lavender color.