Tuesday was cold as if winter wanted another chance; nevertheless the first bearded iris opened in the bright sunlight afternoon.
A little plant added to the garden last year, Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Blue-eyed Grass), is beginning to bloom. I thought last summer’s heat had been its demise. Glad to see it pulled through after all.
Given a weather forecast for early Wednesday morning of 29°F (-1.6°C), I covered the hydrangeas and crossed fingers everything else would generate its own heat.
Knowing a cold night was ahead I cut the iris along with two other blues to enjoy indoors: Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ and Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’ (Hardy Sage). No special arrangement, just a rescue, but I love the colors.
There was one red Anemone coronaria “The Governor’ that made its way into the vase as well.
Another below freezing night is on the horizon this weekend too. Winter trickery.