Wednesday, June 10, 2009

6.10 lily forest


The lilies in the front bed are really coming into their own this year. The timing is such that at the moment, the front bed is green and pale yellow. The lilies are making a miniature forest, punctuated by the golden barberry and blocked at the left by the yellow flags. Purely serendipitously, the yellow of the flags is exactly the same as the yellow of the barberry.

Which makes it all the more annoying that I've realized that the yellow flag (iris pseudocorus) is not the same as the blue flag (iris versicolor) in the back. Whereas the blue flag is a native, the yellow flag is an import and, more to the point, is an invasive weed in wetlands. I really ought to take it out and replace it with something else. Grump.


1 comment:

Cathy said...


My yellow iris didn't bloom this year - I wonder what they are planning.