I have a new garden favorite: iris cristata. It's also called dwarf crested iris. Until last year, I had never seen or heard of this plant. I stumbled across it at a nursery. It started blooming this week. It's so pretty and delicate. It's about 6 inches tall and the clump has doubled in size since last year. The label for the plant said that it serves as a great ground cover in sun to light shade. It's doing well under my oak tree.
Indianapolis, Indiana (USDA zone 5), United States
I live in historical neighborhood in Indianapolis. I have a small yard in which I have traditionally planted perennial flowers. I love to cook and I want to eat more locally grown organic produce, so I decided (GASP!!!!) to dig up a part of my flower garden to plant fruits and vegetables. In this blog, I will share what I'm learning along the way.