This morning, I went down to the garden and cut flowers for the vases on the tables at the graduation party. Because my iris are just beginning to bloom, I didn't leave many in the garden but they were very cute on the tables in little Japanese soda bottles. These photos were taken just before I cut the flowers for the party. You may notice that in my notes below which identify the flowers in the photos, there are several iris varieties whose cultivar I do not know. These were gifts from a gardening friend. It has been fun to watch them unfold. For many of them, this is their first year in my garden and each new variety is a surprise and a delight.
1) Orchid and Peach Iris, cultivar Rock Star 2) a little Siberian Iris; cultivar Skywings 3) Blue Dutch Iris 4) yellow iris/brown falls, cultivar not known 5) another Purple Iris