Irises are wonderful Something for (Almost) Nothing plants. They don’t ask for much and reward us by being spectacularly beautiful. If you are a beginning gardener, you can ask gardening friends for a “start” and you will always receive something beautiful, because as far as I can see, all irises are beautiful. The same can’t always be said about day lilies, for instance, of which there are a lot of rather ordinary varieties. (I’m glad to be safely at a distance from daylily lovers as I say this.) But even a modest iris reminds me of a Greek goddess shimmering in iridescent robes.
The temple bell stops but I hear the sound coming out of the flowers. Basho