In Astoria, the iris blooms in autumn and winter, too.
I moved to Astoria on a February day, when the daffodils were in full bloom and the snow was on the red, red roses.
It wasn’t just my front yard that was blossoming. Up and down the block, the mini gardens were filled with summer flowers in winter: black-eyed Susans, tulips, lilies, iris, dahlias, carnations and a profusion of petals in comical circus colors that I’m sure even God doesn’t have names for.
Read all about it in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Fake...