I love them, but have never been very successful with them. In the garden in Via Fucini, we planted 18 bearded irises, about five years ago, and I nurtured them carefully over time. They grew, and multiplied - to the extent that when it came to transplanting them to the garden here, I found I now had about 50 of the things! - but rarely did they bother to flower. Until now. This year, they are more than making up for lost time, and long may it last!
Roast Lamb, with Roman Broccoli
Apple Dartois, with Vanilla Ice Cream