We lived in the St. Louis metro area, both downtown and out in the country, and I always had too much shade. I was not able to grow anything that was sun loving and, of course, that included the iris. However, I would go to the Missouri Botanical Garden and see the unbelievable display of irises there! Of course, I wanted them all and could not grow them. After my husband and I retired we moved to Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. And, again, I could not take any plants into a foreign country! We decided to move to Aiken, SC, after 12 years and have not been disappointed in this beautiful place! Everybody, and I mean, EVERYBODY!, Is a gardener! I had been reading your catalog for years! And loved every single one. Last year was the first time I ordered your Iris and I cannot tell you how delighted I was by the packaging, the service, your catalog, planting instructions, and the blooming this year was unbelievably outstanding! Even though my rhizomes were only a year old, the massive clumps I am getting this fall are incredible. I am very careful not to divide the repeat bloomers……I have placed another order that is now in progress. I cannot wait to decide where I am going to be putting those! I tell everyone about you all. Many thanks for taking such great pride in your product! All the best, Nancy Daniel.