I imagine that today there will be many Advent Crowns for IaVoM the weekly meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden where she asks us to pick material from our own gardens or surrounding area to put in a vase for our homes.
I had intended to make an Advent Crown myself but time disappeared so instead I picked a beautiful re-flowering bearded Iris. It flowered at this time of year last year too. The stem has 5 flowers and there was a separate lower stem with a single bloom which I left in the garden.
I love all the bearded Irises when they flower in spring but this late treasure gives an additional joy for being the only one!