Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Citrus Iris

I brought a couple of these irises indoors so that I could enjoy their beauty as I went about my daily work. Though their coloring reminded me of lemon meringue pie I was surprised to discover that they have a lovely citrus fragrance--though more orangy than lemon.

I was driving in our neighborhood one day a couple years ago and as I passed by a vacant lot I saw one of these beauties growing out a trash heap--someone had dumped their garden trimmings and a bulb has taken root. I sent Active Son to salvage it for me (better a boy digging in a garbage pile) and a few years latter I have a several stems of these irises. I wish I knew their name.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

So lovely.