Irises are complicated (like so many people)…they are sharp, soft, dark, light but no matter what you love them to pieces for as long as they last
I love it when tulips grow even after they have been cut and in your vase. In a former life I was a florist and I learned this first hand along with how to prevent them from growing. But…when I have a vase of tulips I think they take on such an interesting look when you let them get all gangly and alien like! Fun to photograph.