It's Iris blooming time in our mountains of Southwest Virginia. Most of the iris were given to me by a friend. I started an iris bed and then I simply put them in various places throughout the gardens.
Most of the iris are bearded iris which are very tall and have many gorgeous blooms.
This is a patch of smaller iris, I think Siberian iris, which I transplanted many years ago. These have really spread in this location. Surprisingly, deer and other critters do not like iris!
There were a few more : a very pale violet and a solid white. There were also early purple bearded iris which have already bloomed. The rain added quite a bit of joy to the iris.