One of the stalwarts for a southern garden in the Spring is the stately iris. This gallery includes my favorite bearded iris, Beverly Sills. The color and frills with deep peach beards (the fuzzy part of the flower) are so romantic. I've had these irises for over a decade. I do see signs of Iris borers each year. I rarely cut off foliage unless it is severely infected. No chemicals have been applied and they are still going strong. I was able to capture heightened color on this wonderful dark day for two of the photos. We are anticipating much needed rain.