bum irises

bum irises

so two summers ago a friend of mine let me dig up all the gorgeous irises in her backyard (she didn't want them). light purple with yellow centers. i planted them, and last spring/summer they came up as expected. only thing was about 1/2 or more of them didn't send up blooms. last summer i got more irises from the same friend - lovely burgundy ones. i planted these as i did the previous bunch and got the same result. came up all leaves, but this batch has yet to show a bud or a bud stem. is this a normal thing? do they need a while to establish themselves? or is there something i can do to "push" my irises to bloom? i'd really like to enjoy more than just their leaves. thanks!
mexican sour gherkin

mexican sour gherkin

Complete mystery…

Complete mystery…

Strawberries

Strawberries

It only LOOKS like a banana / Bay Laurel questions…

It only LOOKS like a banana / Bay Laurel questions…

please and thank you

please and thank you

help with my kitchen!

help with my kitchen!