I am so happy - the irises are starting to bloom! I've been watching the stalks get taller and taller - then all the buds starting to appear. Just yesterday, there were still only buds. When I got home from work tonight, there were 2 blooms and several others on their way. YEAH!
The dark purple come up first. The lighter purple will bloom in a couple of weeks. I know they don't last all season, but they sure put on a show while they're here.
I can see a tablescape in the very near future!