I am always a bit sad when iris season passes. They’re some of my favorite flowers, and as they decline I think, “What is it that I look forward to next?” I become so obsessed with the iris that I simply forget.

Fortunately, all the rain this year combined with relatively mild temperatures has given plenty to remind me:

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gertrude jekyll

spider and peony

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