York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 27 to prepare for Glow at the Gardens.
Glow at the Gardens is sold out (no tickets available at the door).
The pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms is closed for the season.
When I wrote that bulbs have a tough life, I was looking at only one side of the story. They have a wonderful life! Just look at the exuberant Iris and Crocus and how they add color and exuberance to the early spring landscape. They were under the snow earlier this week, but they really shook it off and kept going.
The Iris on this slope particularly intrigued me. My photograph does not do justice to how they transform Anna's Overlook. Iris reticulata is a native of southwestern Asia: Turkey through Iran and northwards. The High-Altitude Gardener database has pictures of different cultivars that range from a skinny to fulsome and blue to purple.