Plantidote of the Day 2011-06-03
If his yard is any indication, Correntian Eureka Springs is one lucky guy. He has a garden filled with irises from the previous owner, who must have been a serious iris lover. Example: The spectacular, rare red flowers above:
That iris was in my yard when I bought the house (I have many hundreds in a zillion colors).... it's really more of a brown than red... fabulous indeed. nearly breathtaking in person. I have never seen another that shade myself. I'm calling them Shasta. Sort of sarsparilla/root beer color...)
Thanks for another great Plantidote, ES! Beautiful job!!
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