The iris in the garden. My friend Rene came to visit 2 years ago and brought a whole bunch of plants she had dug up out of her garden. The iris was one of them. Last year we only had one stalk with 2 flowers but there were what appeared to be several plants. This year, there are even more plants or foliage but still only one stalk with 2 flowers. The flowers lived for about a day or two and then were gone.