Last fall I added two new irises. One, called Alaskan Seas, looked like this in the catalog picture:
And like this in my garden:
I'm not at all unhappy with the way this iris turned out, but the difference in color is interesting.
Another new iris, called Ziggy, looked like this in the catalog:
Unfortunately, although it reappeared with three fans of leaves, it has not bloomed and doesn't appear to have any buds.
Another new plant last fall, the rose Chihuly, has two buds. I'm excited about this because I have not had a lot of luck with roses, and this one has come back strong.
The bulbs I planted last fall have all done well, and there are two in particular that I will be adding more of: a large, starry alium (Christophi), and this orange heirloom tulip Generaal De Wet, 1904,: