I've got such great plans for my garden this year.
At some point my mind turned to flowers and I started thinking about irises - not dutch iris but the bearded irises that are so often found in the gardens of blue haired ladies.
They're such fussy flowers and they come in the oddest colors. I'm sure that I must have declared my disdain for them in the past. But along with so many things that I once hated, I've grown to love these flowers that have long fallen out of fashion.
I think it's time we bring them back. I mean look at these award winners, aren't they fabulous!
(They're judged on their emotional appeal, generosity and floppiness)
Here's what the good folk at Better Homes and Garden say about how to grow them in your garden.