Dwarf Irises

February 22, 2013

Dwarf irises, a hybrid reticulata called 'Katharine Hidgkin'

Dwarf irises, a hybrid reticulata called ‘Katharine Hodgkin’

Keeping company with the crocuses and snowdrops is another diminutive late winter bloom — dwarf irises.  It was only last year that I first noticed this flower, a welcome addition to our gardens this time of year.

Unopened buds of dwarf iris

Unopened buds of dwarf iris

Dwarf iris reticulata

Dwarf iris reticulata

Taking the time to paint a flower portrait

Taking the time to paint a flower portrait

Model for my watercolor sketch

Model for my watercolor sketch

Watercolor sketch of dwarf iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Watercolor sketch of dwarf iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Dwarf Irises”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Lovely! I had no idea such flowers existed – another joy we miss here on the coastal plain. I do think I spotted some rain lilies yesterday. I need to stop and do some exploring this morning on my way to work.

  2. harmonyeve Says:

    oh…oh…oh…

    🙂

  3. Chris Says:

    I had ordered some tiny little bulbs last fall that I planted…I have since forgotten their name…but when they just came up a few days ago…they were these tiny little Irises…only dark blue to purple….They are just little beauties!!
    Your sketch of them is gorgeous!

  4. Elisa Says:

    oh to be so tiny to walk under these, head back and dizzy with the colors!


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