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Plantidote of the Day 2013-01-25

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iris

Think Spring, Part 5

Iris

According to the weather forecasts, iris aren't going to be in bloom in most of the country for a while. But we can still dream, right? I hope my dreams are fragrance enhanced. I didn't realize this until a couple years ago, but iris have an extraordinarily beautiful scent. I don't know if that's all of them or only certain varieties, but if you're ever walking past a garden with iris, check it out! Pretty wonderful!

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