Gail of Clay and Limestone asked on her blog, "What plant captures your heart each spring?"
The High Priestess of the garden is this fragrant beauty, the first iris to bloom in the garden this year and brought in last night in case of a freeze.
However, there is one who reigns each year before her, the lovely Woodland Phlox, Phlox divaricata.
I look forward to seeing woodland phlox bloom every spring. There are many beautiful garden blues, but phlox seems to me to be in a class by itself. It shows so wonderfully in the clear light of spring.