I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.
Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.
White gardens are tranquil and calming and reward their owners with their soothing ambience.
Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.
Today we're focusing on blossoms with blue and lavender colors.
Part of my fascination with this iris is that the deer leave them alone.
You can plant these little beauties liberally in beds and rock gardens and naturalize them in other undisturbed spaces.
Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.
Louisiana iris are easy to grow in the Midwest if you have good soil, moisture and space for them to spread.
The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.