When I moved into my house four years ago, irises surrounded the lamppost in my front yard. Now, I have nothing against irises, but I’m not a big fan. Sure the flowers are pretty, but they only last a couple of weeks, and then for the rest of the year what’s left are a bunch of tall, leathery leaves. By August the leaves are brown and lazy. They flop on the ground, and separate from each other in a most unattractive way, and no amount of watering gets them up. For this reason, every spring I pull them out and plant impatiens or some other annual around my lamppost. But every year the irises return. Every year! They simply refuse to die.
This year I haven’t even tried to pull them out. What’s the point? They’ll only return with more vigor next year. Besides, I don’t have the energy or the will to kill them yet again. I have become convinced that they are evil. Pure evil. I think they are trying to take over my yard, and eventually the world. I urge you all to beware. They cannot be killed! As proof to my claim of their evilness, I have taken a close-up of a budding iris flower. This is what I found:
Consider yourself warned!!