Sense at last: paper and other biodegradable and plant based packaging is on the increase. Where once we would have bubble wrap, strong crushed up paper is being used more and more.
Instead of posting exactly the same vase as last year, here are some little iris reticulata again this year, with paper packaging as a background!
Bulb sellers may wish us to replant each year, but I much prefer to try and keep plants from one season to the next. Two stems of Iris reticulata Blue note planted in 2019, and one of Iris Harmony planted in 2018, each flowering for the first time early spring the following year. Blue Note is the darker one. It is a wonder that we can grow such dark attractive flowers which are perfectly hardy to give us joy so early in the year.
A few diminutive leaves from Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Little Tabby' completes the small offering. Of course the best of packaging is the outer protective coverings of the bulb itself.