For the last 9 months, I have been looking forward to purple Irises--those are the most common around here--and have been eagerly looking every day to see those first signs of color on the buds. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw this.
Yellow! Lovely yellow Irises! The first few fully bloomed Saturday morning. They looked so happy to be in the sun.
The great thing about them is that they are reliable: perennials, they come back every year, and they're extremely low maintainence--even I can't ruin them. And yet, they're so elegant and complicated and plentiful. It's like being rewarded for something you didn't do!