My chocolate iris are blooming their hearts out this year. When perennials bloom it is like having friends visit after not seeing them for a long time. The daffodils didn’t bloom well this year and I missed them, so I am really enjoying the iris – and eagerly awaiting blooms in the other perennials that are teasing me with lush growth. JB likes marigolds so he bought a flat; I’m going to weave them among the perennials so the yellow and orange will draw our eyes through the garden and accent the perennials. At least that is my vision – we will see how it works.