Hello to all. I'm an artist and an avid gardener with a special interest in irises. I live in Central Texas in conditions different from many iris growers. In this area we have no common iris problems such as borers and almost no root rot. Instead, we have 115 degree days, very little rain, and I find that additional watering of my iris is often necessary even in winter. But in this zone, I sometimes get reblooming even in December and January. I'm hoping to someday have a commercial garden and plan on beginning hybridizing next spring.