It may be another four years before I see these iris again.
Best I get a picture now in case I ever need to remember what they look like.
The white Dwarf Crested Iris, Iris cristata, was the first to bloom. They bloom every year, sometimes thick and sometimes thin.
That is Mt. Sterling in the GSMNP out there.
It's like a swarm of pink butterflies.
Anticipation. The Yellow Lady Slipper is up.
This is what a deciduous azalea does when you don't hack at it to make it fit. I suppose in more sun it would be more compact.
There 's still no luteum in my trilliums. I can handle it I guess. Three other store bought trilliums have gone missing. The uvularia is a no show. I will have to dig some more. Some damn bug ate one of my emerging Aralia cordata 'Sun King'. I think it can be salvaged with a shot of cayenne pepper.
In a world of Lush the bugs go after my cultivated plants and there are people out there who will insist that bugs only like and are adapted to locally native things. Hog wash.