is a picture of Sapphire Gem blooming in my Garden. It is about 5 days
late for the first bloom.
Madison WI is in peak bloom about a week before we here in the Milwaukee area
are, and known for the Lake Michigan effect for this area. So the Tall Bearded
should be right on time for the Convention the first week of June.
are having two consultative days of rain and wind. That will slow down
the development of the Iris blooms. They really need the rain and the
cooler weather will cause the stalks to develop at a slower rate. They
will be sturdy that way.