Visiting greenhouses in the spring became something of an addiction. I could’t resist new flowers lining shelf after shelf and spent far too much money. So, a few years ago I decided to go cold turkey – the AA method for gardeners. Then, one day, we were coming back from a friend’s lake and Peter wanted us to stop at a greenhouse. It was hard but I resisted all purchases until we got to the cashier. There, right by the counter was a cadmium yellow iris. It was too much for an addict. I bought it! Here it is blooming happily in my garden.