African iris

It took some persistent poking around on Google, but I finally identified these graceful flowers as Dietes bicolor, or African iris. They initially caught my eye because of the triangular shape and dark spots. Each flower lasts only a day, but is quickly replaced by another. Bloom bursts seem to come at 2-week intervals — hence the name fortnight lily […]

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Another loner

Last week I posted images of a red tulip standing boldly in the middle of a lot filled with weeds. Today as I passed the same spot, I could see no evidence the red one ever existed — but a fresh new yellow tulip had sprung up nearby. Unfortunately, this was as close as I managed to get today (thanks […]

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