I hope I don't have to see if they'll stand behind it...
Above are a few pics of my Japanese Iris which is just starting to bloom. A few weeks ago I told you about trying to coax them to bloom, after years of seeing foliage only. Well it seems whatever I did, combined with a few applications of fertilizer has worked!! There are lots of buds on all three clumps so I'm happy!!
Also in bloom right now are my giant Alliums. These are relatives of the onion family, and look sort of like giant chive blossoms. They range from 3-4 feet tall... They are always the very first plant to push through the soil in the spring. When I remove the heavy mulch of leaves that I cover all my beds with, they are always pushing up under the heavy wet leaves. Persistence!!
"Like a big mountain, a small garden stimulates, restores, and delights us, just as it poses challenges, promotes mastery, provides exercise and relieves monotony."~ The Power of Place, Winifred Gallagher