Today's featured flowers: Irises! Irises come in a rainbow of colors and a wide range of sizes & shapes. From little dutch irises grown from bulbs to tall bearded irises grown from rhizomes to the wild irises found blooming in open woodland areas, all of them are lovely! My favorites include the tiny iris reticulata which begin to bloom in early March and the tall bearded Irises which bloom throughout May and into June. They are low-maintenance and bloom best if planted in areas that receive full sun. You can learn more about irises at Wikipedia's iris page, Garden Guide's "How to Grow Irises" video, or the Society for the Pacific Coast Native Irises pages.
Random book news:
2. You can read the first six chapters of Aprilynne Pike's Spells (the second book in her Wings series) for free on HarperTEEN's "Browse Inside" pages HERE.
3. Novel Novice posted their recent interview with The Body Finder author Kimberly Derting! You can check that out HERE. :)
4. Cassandra Clare has answered lots more Clockwork Angel and City of Fallen Angels questions on twitter over the past few days. Life After Twilight has transcribed her recent Q & A's HERE.
Happy Reading! :-)