Blooming right now in my garden are snowdrops, daffodils, grape hyacinths, crocus, camellia.
|Grape hyacinths (muscari) with crocus|
Every day there is a new bloom, a new bud, or new leaves to see. It is an exciting time for this gardener.
|Professor Charles Sargent camellia japonica|
But the blooms that make me jump out of bed every morning, the blooms that bring a smile to my face, are the iris.
|Irises in the garden|
The camellias and early spring bulbs may open the door to spring and say "Welcome", but the iris waves it in and says, "Come on in. Stay for a while."