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This iris opened about 3 days ago. As of Friday, he was the first of his kind! But you can see some pals are gaining on him. It’s in our front yard just to the right of the porch steps.

It’s special to me because it was a gift from a coworker who also gardens. When we bought the house seven years ago, she dug up portions of several of her irises and hosta and gave them to us. This was one of the two irises she gave us.

I’ve never split this plant either though I probably could at this point. But we’ve added so many varieties over the years, I have no idea where I’d put a second bunch. So for now, he’s happy and content next to the porch.

One of our oldest and always one of the first to bloom each year!

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