Comanche Acres Iris Garden of Kansas City is a locally owned family business operating north of Smithville, Mo., for more than 30 years. They've bred thousands of varieties of Iris and feature about 200 in their garden and on their website (comancheacresiris.com). Bloom season generally extends from the beginning to the end of May and visitors are welcome (free admission). Iris bulbs are available via mail order in summer and fall. For more information, visit the website or call 816.424.6436.