In 2014 I purchased some “new to me” mini iris. Our wet summer, fall and winter meant some didn’t survive. Some are still struggling but a few are starting to clump nicely and will have more than a couple of blooms. Five years of waiting every spring in anticipation. As the red Japanese maple grows well past its 10 foot height some may be getting shaded more than they would like. More are blooming this year, evidently finally climatizing to our weird weather. My original purple variety has always been prolific so this long slow wait for the others to multiply has been character building. The original mini given to me by a friend. They have been divided and are scattered around the yard. The dogs over fertilized this poor ruby mini. They are now banned from the front yard. And then I have two varieties with lots of blooms but they flower a little later. Will wait in anticipation to see what color they are. I am thinking rust and yellow, but am not certain since I lost two varieties. I will be happy with whatever color zither are I can say my woodland garden has not kept me in suspense and is probably better suited to my microclimate.