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Iris blue each spring


This blue iris flowered for the first time this year, the iris plants came from a friend’s garden. It reminded me of Sushiki’s haiku–

Dead my old fine hopes

and dry my dreaming/but still…

Iris blue each spring.


Posted in Dehradun,, garden, India

The garden in January

A lot had been planted in the garden, but there were not many flowers. More will bloom in February, while they will all be flowering in March and April. Here are a few January flowers:



Image1531Passion flower

Image1533Freesias–waiting to bloom


yellow rose