Nice one, Chuck.
On Mother's Day, I noticed MDB Glenwillow was setting buds above the foliage, but lots of other MDB's are starting to form buds, as I can see the swelling near the base of the foliage. Same for some SDB's as well, including your Ruby Eruption.
Plus, tonight I saw one of the pumila's now has a purple bud, whereas I never even saw a bud this morning. Had to go back & look at it a couple of times.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 20:25:17 -0400
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: First Iris Of the year
Here is a photo of the first iris to bloom in my garden this year.
Iris bucharica, a juno. It opened two days ago. Beat the first first of MDB iris which opened today.
First time bucharica was first to open.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada