It's been raining all morning, and it's welcomed. It hasn't rained in 9 days so our rain barrels are empty. It's forecasted to rain for 4 days straight, that's a lot of rain. If only I had more rain barrels. On the blooming front, here's our first Bearded Iris to bloom. I love Irises. It's strange out of 7 or so plants, only 3 actually blooms every year. I wonder why that is. I'm thinking of pulling the other plants, unless... anyone has any ideas why they might not be blooming?