So, in late March and throughout April the ‘wild’ iris bloom everywhere in the garden from deep purple to mauve pastels. I say ‘wild’ as they just sort of pop up all over the place and require no up-keep what-so-ever (bless their hearts).
Then, though, in May begins what I refer to as the collector iris blooming. This lot covers a group of iris that have been donated to our garden or purchased here or there. They are demanding and require taking care of. When they no longer bloom, it’s nature’s call (if I can say) to literally rip up the rhizomes, break them a part and throw them here and there. Within two years, they begin blooming like new.