Today the first of many bearded iris in the garden began blooming. So far three varieties have unfurled flowers. One of them is Iris 'Champagne Elegance', which I transplanted from our previous garden and which is one of my favorites. The other two, their names unknown, are holdovers from the previous owners of the property.
Iris 'Champagne Elegance'
Unidentified bearded iris #1
Unidentified bearded iris #2
Perhaps I should count this year how many varieties of bearded iris I have total. Over the last couple of years I have added a number of plants bought on sale after they had flowered or still too small to flower and without proper tags and last summer I also got a bag full of divisions from a family friend's garden, so I might still be surprised by hitherto unseen flowers.