For his birthday a few years ago, Josh bought Brent a lot more Iris rhizomes than we could afford at the time. We’ve both always been in love with bearded Irises. Yes, we know they’re a little garish. And not terribly fashionable. But we both remember marveling at all the circus-colored varieties (with names to match) in our mom’s flower catalogs and pining for these expensive rhizomes. So we splurged. This was the first year they really settled in to their new home and rewarded us with many blossoms. Here are just a few:

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by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

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