Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Signs of Life: Siberian Iris and Royal Candles Waking Up

I got (what I believe to be) Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’ from Chris' aunt last Fall. I put them toward the south end of my side yard in part shade. They've been dead twigs for months now, but I was walking around the side and noticed little weeds that maybe aren't weeds, maybe they're part of the plant emerging? Yes I think they are the plant waking up!



I've also got some type of Siberian Iris from my dad that he dropped off in a bucket. They're from the front driveway of my parents' house, and I'm pretty sure this iris is as old as I am - I hear they live a long time. In any case, it's nice to see that they aren't just clumps of dead grass, and that something is actually going on down there. It's alive!!

royal candles first emerging
I'm pretty sure this is Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’ emerging

royal candles waking up
What I thought was a lot of the same kind of weed growing all around the base might actually be the plant waking up

iris first emerging
Frosty blue green iris stems emerging from the dead-grass-looking mound

iris waking up
I see you!
In other news, the LawnPride people came today, so we've got fertilizer - it's officially Spring and I should have mail order plants in about 2 weeks!

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