Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Having spent hours looking at irises - even attending an iris society competition, this picture of a little girl running through the Schreiner's display garden was my favorite. It does not even have stunning irises in the frame, but still... the joy of running in a garden wearing a favorite flowered dress and pink shoes shows how liberating a lovely garden can be. Many fine specimens in the show garden and acres of field grown irises to select from:

At Cooley's, the hunt was on:

...and another small out of the way garden with irises and tree peonies:

This being the tree peony of unusual size (Hephestos), like the rodents in "The Princess Bride". A much younger version of this one came back to Napa with us:

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