Discovering and growing in our new home in Hingham, Massachusetts
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Irises in the Fall?
Ok, this is a new one for me. I took this photo of these Fall blooming irises - actually re-bloomers I figured out after a little googling - at a neighbors' house a few streets over. I've never seen them around here, and frankly, I'm not sure how I feel about them. Seeing this periwinkle hued iris in the Fall is kind of like seeing Christmas stuff in the stores in July...unsettling, unwelcome, and well, just plain wrong. I admit though, when I first saw them they did give my blue flower starved heart a happy jolt, but then I got that feeling of "what are you doing here?". I'm just going to let my beloved irises continue their long nap so when they pop their new green tips up next March in our first warm spell, I'll know Spring is really on the way back to New England.