Stacey, just looking at the iris bed in your avatar I can tell that you're a much better iris grower than I am! And those first five have been in the ground for less than a year, so they seem quite vigorous, Here is a picture of my front iris beds (there are three going up the hill) taken about a week ago, and I think your irises look better. My iris bed in the back yard doesn't have hardly anything in bloom there yet, although four out of those five are in that bed.
I'm really noticing that I'm getting some really tall stalks this spring, and I'm wondering if it's because our weather has been fluctuating so much. I used up all my stakes in our last big wind, and some of the new ones are kicking up their heels and keeling over because they're so tall and top heavy with blooms. Amazing!