In anticipation of the first real frost in my garden over the weekend, I clipped a few bearded iris scapes that were up and had buds on them. I left a few shorter ones in the ground, but true to form, the frost did them in. What I saved, however, had not bloomed but I thought they just might make a different offering for In a Vase on Monday. Keeping it simple, I just plopped them into a vase and here you are (my Arranger has removed herself from any credit for this one).A close-up reveals the lavender of iris ‘Clarence.’ The yellow of ‘Sunny Disposition’ is still in hiding. I have never tried to “force” iris, but I’m looking forward to seeing results from this experiment.
I love having bearded iris that just might bloom in December!
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