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My irises are out, it might be just me, but I swear it feels as if they came out of nowhere. One day the irises are about six inches high and the next, they are practically all in bloom. Time is getting away from me again and I protest, I would like spring to linger for a bit longer, I’m not in any rush for summer. 

Once the irises are spent, a large section of my side bed loses its dramatic color, I still have dianthus and purple sage planted in the side bed, but their blooms can’t compete with the visual impact clumps of blooming iris give. As I always say, shaping and maintaining a garden, be it a flower or a vegetable garden is always a work in progress. What to do, what to do, I suppose I could plant some annuals to get splashes of color throughout the season, I’ll think on it.