Saturday, April 26, 2008

Looking Back: April 1st Flowers

This has been a great year for spring bulbs. Even though I didn't buy as many new bulbs this year, the ones I did buy were hardy and bloomed a long time. We also had a few returnees from past years. Had it not been for our heat wave and Santa Ana winds last week, these may have still been blooming today.

April Irises

Wow, it's been a long time. Between getting the CROP Hunger Walk off and running (oops, making that walking ;-) and trying to figure out a one-week Alaskan itinerary, I haven't had time to blog. Oh, yeah, we also spent a wonderful long weekend in Yosemite at the end of March - I'll have to back-track a bit and post some pictures and/or videos. Anyway, with the exception of the naturalized burgandy lace tulips that have begun to bloom, we pretty much left the tulip season at the beginning of the month and entered the time of the irises. These are the ones I bought several years ago that are "reblooming" irises. They bloom several times a year rather than only once a year. The first year, nothing happened, but last year we had them yearround. This month, however, was the first time they all bloomed at once! Enjoy the pictures . . .