Here are a couple of views of the iris gardens from the veranda on the north end of the house. These terraces were built by me one shovelful at a time. I had to haul a lot of wheelbarrows full of dirt to create the flat surface for the flagstone patio.
The rocks have been hauled from the Beartooth Mountains (we have a permit from the Forest Service to collect them for personal use). Then, I have drystacked them all at the edge of three of the terraces. This summer there will be a lot more trips to collect rocks for dry stacking these terraces.
This is the first year that I have really had any good iris bloom to speak of and I am really happy to see the results of my labors!