I have some iris in my garden and in the past I don't think I ever really gave them their due. They really are stunning flowers and they thrive even with very little water. One of my gardening goals this year has been to help my garden get to the point where it needs very little water above the rain water that it gets. I know that this will be an ongoing thing and my first step this year was increasing the amount of mulch that I use everywhere. (so if you see someone in your neighbourhood collecting the curbside bags of grass clippings and leaves it may very well be me) I picked up The Green Gardener's Guide from the library and found it to be filled with all sorts of "green" gardening tips. I had a flip through it last night and, although lots of it is stuff that I am familiar already, it still gave me some food for thought and even more motivation to continue with my mulching. I would really recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about why and how to garden "green".I love how gorgeous these flowers look in full bloom. How could we not be amazed when we see that unfurl from a tight bud?