With lilacs having reached their peak, and tulips making a curtain call (this is the last week), many other flowers are elbowing each other for the spotlight. Do not miss these bearded irises and grapefruit-sized alliums at DUVA Farm's Union Square stand. They may be sold out today, but they will be back on Wednesday. Take a quick look after the jump.
monstrous bearded irises from DUVA Farm
The bearded man behind the bearded irises. He brings these in from his farm in New Jersey
These irises were brimming with rusty purples and deep yellows and brown-tinged cornflower blue. They stood like wise, ancient creatures in stark contrast with their thick stems to the little bright annuals a few stands down.
The irises were $4 per stem, and the alliums were slightly more - at about $7. Either way you are getting maximum impact for your dollar with these two choices.
LOVE their tall copper flower pots!
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