Irises are wonderful choices for fresh-cut arrangements. It’s best to gather them early in the morning, when they are still moist with dew, placing them in a bucket of water to keep stems wet. Next, fill a vase with cold water. Using cutting shears, clip stems again at a 45-degree angle and immediately place in the vase. These vibrantly hued beauties will last for days, bestowing a bit of spring’s botanical largesse for all to enjoy.