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Watercolor sketches of iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Watercolor sketches of iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’

Watercolor sketch of iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Watercolor sketch of iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’

 

 

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’