Yesterday the first iris bloomed. It was the variegated red variety that we only have a few of. Later I noticed that one of the purple irises had also bloomed on the edge of the woodland garden.
I was happy to see that the irises I transplanted in the wooded area at the top of the garden are going to bloom this year. I worried because I had moved them, and because I wasn’t certain about the light exposure. Although the woodland garden is not progressing as I’d like it to, (primarily because we spend every gardening moment, hour, and day exterminating and eradicating the Chameleon ivy) I’m excited to see the irises bloom there.
This time last year I wasn’t even waiting for the irises to bloom. That didn’t happen until May 9th. The irises were in full bloom by May 14. I don’t think the swelling buds this years will make it to May.