|One of the oldest depictions of Firenze's floral emblem|
is painted in the so-called Lily Room in the Palazzo Vecchio.
Below, an enlargement. A Lily or an Iris?
|An older set of hybrid iris, some still vigorous and beautiful.|
|The competition bed for last year, 2011.|
|A judge works through the 2012 abundance.|
|Not everything is an iris. Here is a bed of Aquilegia (Columbine).|
|Wild red poppies certify springtime in an uncultivated patch among old olive trees.|
|Roses also bloom among the trees.|