my garden is beginning to green up and a few spring flowers are blooming. some of my favorites have to be my dwarf iris. they are only about 4 or 5 inches tall, but they are so cute. these flowers help me get ready to be out in the garden again. i just love them.
i have planted these over the past two to three years, and it looks like they are already needing a division. so, will plan to divide them just after they bloom this year. i will have even more next year, when i space them around. often these small plants tend to crowd each other out, and they will dwindle in number if i just ignore them.
dwarf iris are available in a few different shades, but not as many as the traditional larger iris or bearded iris which bloom much later in the season. i have read that dwarf iris are not as cold tolerant as other iris, but so far they have been hardy enough for Michigan weather.