Iris is starting to flower here. The Japanese Iris on my blog cover is growing near the water. Here in Vancouver, people love to grow the German Iris which is well on dry ground and in sunny location. I have only a few of the German ones in pots as the ground is too moist and wet and shady.
The candy is from my favourite wagashi house Tsuruya Yoshinobu. Hoshikingyoku tastes a little bit more firm and crunchy than kohaku. The iris in purple and white is complimented by the suhama in yellow iris and green leave.