Calalily and konkreteblond, thanks for your birthday messages ... so thoughtful of you.
My brother and sister-in-law took my husband and I out to eat tonight to celebrate my birthday. They gave me a beautiful vase with irises on it that was inside of a gift bag with a photo of a beautiful iris and a beautiful card that my brother made with his computer that had irises all over it. Inside the vase was a gift certificate for $50.00 worth of irises from an online iris shop that has so many irises that I don't know what to choose. It will take a few days just going through the different varieties. I told my husbandall I wanted for my birthday was 12 landscape timbers. I'll get those tomorrow. I guess I'll make an iris bed too. :o)