Out of Season


Imagine my thrill when stumbling around the patio earlier this week I ran across this stunner. It’s a bearded iris I bought at the half price nursery a couple of months ago. Since it wasn’t blooming then I had no idea what color it might wind up, but I love irises, so I put it over in the “What the Hell?” column and was prepared to wait and see.

My thrill came from the fact irises typically bloom in the spring. For those of you not paying attention, this is, in fact, autumn, so having a gigantamundo splash of say-something purple was okay with me. Also, it’s about the size of Godzilla. If this is yet another effect of global warming, it’s hard to complain.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

9 responses »

  1. Probably the half price nursery hadn't planted it or given it enough water to do anything in March, April or May, so the plant just thought that this winter was an extra-long one. It's just having spring late. My bet is that is will return to “normalcy” next year.


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