Last summer, my optician, with whom I have become friends, gave me and Helen a tour of her iris garden. She has lots of different varieties and we chose those we loved. A few weeks later she gave me a bag of iris rhizomes which I course let sit in the garage until they were dried out twigs. I finally felt guilty enough to plant them in my little nursery bed on the side of the house and hoped for the best.
Amazing, this spring, they have flourished and are sending up the most beautiful blossoms. I am thrilled. I will tag them as to color and then divide them so Helen can have some as well.