I’ve never been a big fan of irises. I don’t like frilly things in general, and that’s how they look to me. But now that I am re-seeing the world through my children’s eyes, I have to admit that yes, they do look like a butterfly party. And yes, they actually are very beautiful.
We are lucky that the previous owner of our home was an avid gardener, and she planted these irises that have given us a thrill for three springtimes now. It’s one of the plantings that has survived my personal gardening style. And while I’m not a big fan of pink or peach, I have to admit, I do look forward to these blooms opening.
If you want to see more varieties of irises, or if you want to try your hand at gardening with irises, the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens are open, and they are having a plant sale Friday and Saturday. The Gardens will also have their Mother’s Day Concert and Boxed lunch on Sunday. See the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens website for more details.