Irises blooming in the Easter garden

A few weeks ago, I couldn't stop complaining about the lack of blooms on my various irises.

It seemed that everywhere I looked my garden blogging friends were showing off their frilly friends.

And I was having a serious case of bloom envy.

Not to mention the nagging doubts about my gardening ability.

Should I be doing something different?

Did I need to fertilize them?

Did I plant them in the wrong places?

Should they be divided (even those they are all relatively new and small clumps)?

But a few days ago, I was ecstatic to discover several of my irises blooming away.

This pale lavender iris is a passalong from Pam at Digging -- she calls it Shoshona's Iris. I love the beautiful color.

Then the interesting gold and brown iris bloomed the next day.

While it's planted close to my Louisiana Iris 'Professor Neil,' which is a deep maroon with gold, they weren't both blooming at the same time this week.

Maybe I can ask them to do that for me when the next ones bloom!

Happy Easter!

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