The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. Though not my favorite flower by a long shot, I do like them and see a lot of them around here. The Memphis Botanic Gardens has a lovely Iris Garden, and The Daughter and I spent the afternoon there recently.
Besides the Iris Garden, we enjoyed the Butterfly Garden (even though there wasn't too much blooming there yet):
There were azaleas still in bloom:
and some of the trees were blooming:
|Chinese Fringe Tree|
We saw koi, catfish, turtles, geese, a swan and my first hummingbird of the season, but I didn't get photos of them. The Daughter got a picture of this heron, though:
Here's a view of the bridge in the Japanese Garden:
I found a feature I had never noticed before:
No matter how many times I go, it seems like there's always something "new".