Cheesehead Travels: Irises of Casa & Casita Del Rio
View of Iris garden overlooking Turtleback Mountains
The house that my husband and I rented last week was located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. I was very surprised when we arrived to see their irises in bloom. I didn't expect to see irises in the desert climate of New Mexico. The owner told me that it was actually quite early for the irises to be blooming, much like many of the flowers here in Wisconsin. Because the house is located on the Rio Grande river, they can use the water from the river to keep their gardens watered.