Saturday, May 16, 2009
Old Blue Eyes
One of the sweetest surprises in the spring is my blue-eyed grass. I plant it near the sidewalk as it is small and would be missed if planted in one of the flower beds. Every day as I walk to the gate these perky little faces smile eagerly in greeting. When I researched I learned that they are related to the iris rather than grass. Mine has larger than normal flowers, but these are still very small, about 1/2 inch in diameter. It only blooms in the spring and mostly in the early part of the day, and looks like clumps of grass the rest of the year. But it is well worth the wait and short-time blooming season as it is both hardy and easy to grow.