This has been the week of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. I loved this year’s show – really fantastic. One of my favorite speakers was Kelly Norris. He runs Rainbow Iris Farm in Bedford, Iowa and spoke on how to grow iris and showed us a lot of great varieties he sells. I was drooling all over my garden brochure.
Surprisingly for early March, the very next day I spotted my first flowering iris in the front bed (above). Little Iris reticulata flowers in late March to early April in the zone 5b area of Chicagoland – here she is surprising me a bit early.
If you would like to go to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show to see some incredible speakers and amazing landscape and garden ideas, there is still time over the weekend. The show will close late Sunday afternoon.