Purple Bearded Iris
I've been waiting all spring for this beauty to blossom. My favorite color is purple.....my Mom gave me two of these bulbs as a gift a couple of years ago. They didn't blossom last year. Once I saw the bud this spring, I've been watching it everyday. It was definitely worth the wait. The other should blossom next week sometime.
We had a storm move through last night. Nothing severe but a thunderstorm none the less. It provided us with a good soaking rain, which we really needed as it's been 90 or above everyday for the last 4 days. Today it was cooler and drier and everything looked crisp and fresh. Beans were popping up all day in the garden. I know I sure felt better - I know that some people like that hot, humid weather. They can definitely have it!