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’