here's the photo of the iris stalk i was trying to upload with the initial post.
a hint of color on one of the lower buds that's not visible from this angle. it's been rather chilly for us.....daytime high is just 59 deg. hopefully, we'll see it bloom by next week? 'ae' is considered a re.
when i planted the rhizome this fall, it looked as though something had been munching at the top. now, the wound has turned dark, and there's still an indent to trap moisture. i guess i have to keep a more watchful eye on it since weve been having showers every other day or so.