I will confess, my favorite flower is iris. I'm not the type of iris collector that has plants in neat rows or clumps and labeled, but I will admit to being a collector. I tuck them in around the garden including the bulb varieties. I'm not organized. It's an impulse purchase because I like the flower, but most often they are plants from friends and coworkers that needed splitting. Of course, I can always find room for more!
This year I decided to make a section of the Sacrificial Strip (the bit between my driveway and my neighbors) the iris patch. If I can't find room in the sunny beds, I'm sticking them there. The iris are doing a good job of duking it out with the existing mint. The back corner of our property is rapidly becoming shadier thanks to the ever-expanding katsura, so I have some iris that needs to get moved, too. This fall I hope to plop in some more bulb iris in different colors, well, just because.