We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for Spring to be here. If it won’t get here of its own volition, we can take solace in this slide show of iris we ran last June. Hopefully this will get your garden in the mood.

78 photographs of iris is probably overly indulgent, but we couldn’t help it: they were myriad and many-colored and so, so …. sigh.

Why doesn’t Colorado Springs have an iris festival? They couldn’t be easier to grow in the Colorado Springs climate and to share with your friends and neighbors. In fact, HERE are some excellent instructions on how to divide your iris whether you want to give them as gifts or simply add abundance to your own yard.

Anyway, what better way to start off the week than with a garden tour set to music? (If you don’t want to hear the music and just want to look a the images, just click pause and advance the images with the arrows).

Thanks to all who submitted photographs!

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By the way, if you liked the music that went along with the slideshow, you can download it for free here:

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2 Responses to Bring on Spring: Iris Redux

  1. Looks like someone has Spring fever!

  2. Nancy Atherton says:

    Thanks for the iris-opening reminder that Spring is on its way!

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