When I look at them, I just have to smile and my heart soars! These are irises from my mom's original bunch. I can't even count how many people have irises from the original ones from that stone wall but we'd dig and split them every so often and give them away. I still do so to this day....every 2 to 3 years I dig and split them and give them away. Why shouldn't others enjoy their beauty?
Now the interesting thing about these spectacular flowers is that I started out with equal amounts of rhizomes in yellow and purple and over the years all but 2 have become yellow!
They look like "the sentinals to summer" to me! Guarding the summer gate, preparing to open it to let me go through! Do you have a certain flower that triggers a certain memory for you?