This is the first bloom; there are actually about 5-6 of them open now, but I couldn't get tham all in the photo without losing detail. An old neighbor gave me these irises about 25 years ago and I planted them at our old house. When we moved 2 years later, I brought some of them with me. At first, they were blues and purples and so large as to look like cattleya orchids. As the years went on, they got lighter and lighter in color and the heads became smaller and smaller. I have divided them 3-4 times in the last 23 years (I know it should be done more often). Every now and then, one of them reverts back to normal color; I never know when I am going to have a pretty lavender-blue or purple iris popping out instead of the white. I like that!
The flowers to the left are the blooms of money plant. It will form it's "money" in the fall, and I will show you how that looks when the time comes.