One of the crazy old ladies, decorating my garden. It is good to see her again. (I just returned to this home and garden after several years absence -- so this entire planting season will be a reunion, of sorts.)
Did you know...? Bearded Iris are one of the most practical, hard working, long lived perennials you could ever enjoy in the garden. They flourish in any type of soil. They don't mind if the winters are miserable. They don't care if you water them.
Bonus! They weed themselves. Yup, you read that correctly. Their rhizomes (aka roots/root stalk) cluster together at the surface of the soil, squishing out any pesky weeds.