In addition to the yellow Iris danfordiae peppered around the front yard, some other iris varieties are flowering.
A few Iris reticulata "Natascha" remain from the fifty that were planted in 2004. They have an icy blue color warmed by a yellow polka-dotted splotch.
This clear blue must be the dependable "Harmony."
These purple "'J.S.Dijt" are the odd ones out: they don't fit into the yellow and blue color scheme and their deep hue sucks up light. But they were planted first and have multipled more successfully than the others--the Iris danfordiae have to be replaced every fall--so they are here to stay.
I haven't figured out how to either grow substantial masses of these little irises or how to position them so that they read well visually. But I hope that people passing by enjoy looking at them as much as I do!