I had no intentions to get anything until I walked by a night or two after he moved out and saw these iris. So after I finished the walk I went back and dug up a few in the approaching darkness. I had had iris years before and although they only bloom once a year I liked them for bedding plants. I brought them home and just stuck them down in the front bed that needs to be landscaped. I knew that they probably would not bloom for a year or two. I threw a little water on them now and then, but really didn't do much else. I was glad that I went back and got them because the nimrod so-called professional yard guys that came to mow the yard while the house was vacant mowed down everything in their path.
Last Monday while the weather was nice I worked in the yard most of the day. Late in the afternoon I just happened to notice the tip of one of the iris was purple. Yes, yes a bloom!
By yesterday the bloom had become very defined and the stalk was beginning to form.